SmoothGroupImport - a plugin for ZBrush 3.1 (3DsMax...)
This plugin is designed for those who like to worque with smoothing groups in Max or an app that supports them. It will import an OBJ into ZBrush and automatically crease the borders of any smoothing groups. If there are regular groups these are unaffected.
Press the button and select an OBJ file from disk. You will have the option of importing into a mesh in Edit mode if you wish. The file will be imported and if there are smoothing groups defined the borders of each group will be creased.
To uncrease the smoothing groups after subdividing to the required level, SHIFT+clik the Tool:Geometry:UnCrease button.
The zip contains:
SmoothGroupImport.zsc - the plugin file
SmoothGroupImportData - a folder which contains:
ZFileUtils.dll - the dll file
SmoothGroupImport_readme.txt - the readme file
Unzip the zip file to your ZBrush3\ZStartup\ZPlugs folder so that the structure is like this:
Restart ZBrush. You should now have an Import & Crease button in the Tool palette (below the Import button).
I worked on this plugin while Anne-Lise was developing the ZFileUtils DLL, and the plugin makes use of several of the functions that the DLL provides. The ZFileUtils is available for all zscripters to use. For information relating to this plugin see here
and for ZFileUtils see here
I hope you find the plugin useful.