Modo Popups

This kit contains three plugins for Modo 901. These all create pop-ups allowing you to create items, add items to the schematic, apply a material, or select a channel.

Installation

  • Download the kit: Modo Popups (v 1.0.4)
  • Extract it to either your Kits, Configs, or Scripts directories
  • Restart Modo

 


Get Item

Global use:

  • While hovering over a Schematic view, press Alt+f1 to display a searchable pop-up list of all the item types available in Modo.
  • Type to narrow the search results, or use the up/down arrow keys to make a selection.
  • Press Return or click an item to create it.

Schematic use:

  • While hovering over a Schematic view, press Tab to display the same searchable pop-up list.
  • As above, make your selection either by typing or by navigating to it in the list.
  • In addition to creating the item, it will also be added to the current workspace in the schematic.

Command Information:

  •  Adds a new command to Modo called ‘popup.getItem’ which takes a single argument: ‘global|schematic’
  • ‘popup.getItem global’ is mapped to Alt+f1
  • ‘popup.getItem schematic’ is mapped to Tab, but only for Schematic views
  • The list of items is derived procedurally at startup by parsing all the configs imported by Modo, looking for item type definitions. Certain arcane items will throw errors when created.

 


 Get Material


Use:

  • Press Alt+M to display a searchable pop-up listing all the current material tags in the scene.
  • Type to narrow the results, or make your selection via the up-down arrow keys or the left mouse button.
  • Pressing Return or clicking on a material in the list will apply that material to the selected item or faces.
  • If the list is empty (i.e. the search result came up blank),  a new material will be created and assigned.

Command Information:

  • Adds a command called ‘popup.getMaterial’ which is mapped to ‘Alt+M’.

 


SelectChannel


Use:

  • Press Alt+I to display a searchable pop-up listing all the channels of the currently selected item.
  • Make your selection.
  • Press Return to select the target channel.

Command Information:

  • Adds a command called ‘popup.selectChannel’ mapped to Alt+I