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Greebles // TS6 and Older

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Post by pkburr02 // Apr 20, 2006, 10:03am

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I know there use to be a Greeble plugin, and I've contacted Clinton Grant about releasing it again, and it seems his host lost all the files original on his site and he's working on recompiling the plugin SO until that happens, does anyone have the original plugin or know of a simple method for creating greebles quickly in TS 6.6?

Post by frank // Apr 20, 2006, 1:09pm

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Hope this helps!

EDIT: Sorry - I just noticed what you meant about the files being unavailable.


As far as a method (may not be the easiest, though) I would suggest selecting faces, quad dividing, and extruding many many times.

Post by Bobbins // Apr 20, 2006, 1:13pm

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You can get something like a Greeble effect using the Geometry Paint tool.

Right click the Geometry Paint icon to bring up the properties.

Check 'Scale Variation' and set some percentage - 30% to 50% works well.

Check either 'Paint Distance' or 'Paint Rate' and set some value - 1 is OK to start with.

Create a cube primitive, make sure the cube is selected, enable Geometry Paint, then hold the CTRL key while click and dragging.

You'll have to experiment with the scale variation percentage and paint rate/distance value to get a pleasing effect. Check out some of the other Geometry Paint settings to paint the cube onto any polyhedral object (you can't paint onto a NURB object, though you can paint NURB objects onto a Polyhedral one)

Post by chrono // Apr 21, 2006, 9:10am

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Yeah for quick and dirty greebles Geo. Paint is the easiest. But if you want good looking greebles then you'll have to build those yourself.

Post by pkburr02 // Apr 22, 2006, 3:26am

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Clint Emailed me this morning to let me know he has all his plugins back on his site to include the Greeble Maker. I've already downloaded them and they are working fine so far. is a privately held community resource website dedicated to Active Worlds.
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