This was a simple plugin
to mimic the tweak mode of Wings 3D. This was done at the begging
of King_Mob on the irc.openprojects.net #cgtalk channel.
So, this one is for him.
To submit bugs, make comments, or suggestions,
use the 'Sourceforge project page' link from the menu.
Linux: (only if you're running RedHat 7.2 or 7.3. 8.0 will
uncompress the tweak tar source file
enter the directory it created
copy tweak.so to your plugins directory (usually /usr/aw/maya/bin/plug-ins/
copy the mel files to your scripts directory
Unzip the tweak zip file
Move tweak.mll to your plugins folder
Move both mel files to your scripts directory
In Maya, load the plugin under Windows->Settings->Preferences->Plugin
Use is pretty simple. Select a mesh surface, and the command to enter tweak
mode is "setToolTo `tweakContext`" . I reccomend adding that command
to your shelf or hotkeys. I didn't add a automatic interface script for it
because I knew this is a command that people will work into their own custom
The tool options are show below.
"Magnet" turns on and off magnet mode. This drags surrounding points
of the selected vertex along when you move it.
"Magnet Mode" Selects the type of influence on the surrounding points you
want. Try them and you will see what they do.
"Magnet Radius" Sets how far from the selected vertex the magnet will influence.