MeshTools is a crucial component of our INSYDIUM Fused Collection. Enabling users to model with total artistic control allowing them to keep their mesh geometry live while stacking up the mesh tools to create multiple effects.
A valuable addition to the INSYDIUM Fused Collection, MeshTools enables users to stack and combine tools in an almost infinite, non-destructive number of ways to create unique structures or modify surfaces on existing meshes.
Equally as impressive is the ability to drill down and use individual tools to help with modeling workflows. For example, creating a spline version of your mesh was previously very destructive; now, it is procedural and effortless with mtEdgeSpline.
MeshTools is a user-friendly plugin that helps artists generate faster iterations of ideas by unlocking non-destructive procedural workflows.
mtDualGraph generates a new topology from the original base mesh using the classic Dual Graph to change the base mesh into new triangulated or Ngon cells. For an entirely new geometry, stack other MeshTools on top for stunning mesh generation.
mtInset generates a procedural inset (inner extrude) on the polygon faces of the mesh. Use selection maps, textures, shaders, or falloff to define where the inset happens on the mesh surface. Generate selection sets from the new faces for additional control.
We create plugins that provide users with a whole armory of tools to help them develop their artwork. MeshTools has many features that will enable our users to have complete artistic control when carrying out modeling tasks.
mtShellGen generates a procedural shelling (extrude) from the mesh surface. Textures, shaders, or falloff can drive this to define where the shell happens on the mesh surface. Built-in bevelling lets you bevel the new faces. Generate selection sets from the new faces’caps and rounding for further control.
mtSubDivider procedurally subdivides the base mesh. Use selection maps, textures, shaders, or falloff to define where the subdivision happens on the mesh surface. Generate selection sets from the new subdivided and non-subdivided faces.
mtEdgeSpline lets you generate edge splines from the base mesh, use curvature, contour, outlines, and intersection modes for unique edge effects. Use selection maps, textures, shaders, or falloff to define where the splines are created on the mesh surface.
mtSelect generates selection sets for points, edges, and faces using selection maps, textures, shaders, or falloff to define where the selections are generated on the mesh surface. Use the new selection in any other mesh tool to generate new effects.
mtShortestPath generates pathway splines across the mesh surface using a start point and end point and finding the shortest path between them. Use custom selections for even more control.
Unique to MeshTools, get full control over live selection set display and color, view real-time changes to your MeshTool selections.
Using MeshTools will feel familiar to Cinema 4D users. Every mesh tool is a generator object, you add an object as a child of it, and it generates an effect. Every generator object uses falloffs, fields, shaders, selections, and textures to drive the effect too, and these are all comparable to Cinema 4D functions.
Like X-Particles, Cycles 4D, and Terraform FX, MeshTools is a complete extension to the Cinema 4D Workflow.
I highly recommend anyone using X-Particles to use it in tandem with Cycles 4D. The bridge between the two allows for some amazing effects and control over the appearance of your particle systems. Being a regular Cinema 4D user also meant that Cycles 4D was fairly easy to pick up and integrate into our workflow. - Matthew Encina Blind.com
Cycles 4d is the render engine I’ve always wanted to have as a C4D artist. It’s a feature rich engine that doesn’t ask you to change the way you work to get the render you want. You can render entirely procedurally, or with image textures. It doesn’t feel like a plug-in at all, it feels like an update. - Casey Hupke
I find this is the absolute go-to anytime that I want to do anything with particles… There are so many possibilities and great looks you can achieve with even just some really simple setups - Mike “Beeple” Winkelman
Playing with TP and Xpresso is a thing of the past for me now. - Ash Thorp
Territory use X-Particles a lot when it comes to detailed simulations for feature film UI. The ease of use means we can turn work around quickly without sacrificing a demanding quality bar - David Sheldon-Hicks / Founder and creative director / Territory Studio
Designer-friendly and technically advanced, simply powerful and art direction-able, X-Particles is an integral tool of my workflow, always impressed how Insydium are constantly developing and refining the most important toolset for Cinema 4D. - Motion Designer; Director; Brett Morris
X-Particles is an essential tool in my creative workflow - whether it be for creating daily images or commercial client projects. It allows me to quickly and intuitively throw together visual concepts or drill down into more complex, technical setups. The integrated interactive and video manual are outstanding, and if you can’t get the answers there, the support team are personal and very quick to help out. - Joey Camacho, Raw & Rendered