The CY-Tools Generate Cubes is a Blender add-on that provides a graphical user interface for generating random cubes scattered at different positions with a controllable scatter range.

1. Installation

  1. Downloaded the latest zip through the Blender Market page. https://blendermarket.com/products/cytools

  2. Open Blender, go to Edit > Preference > Addons > Installl...

  3. Locate and select the downloaded Python script file and click Install Add-on

  4. In the Add-ons tab, search for "CY-Tools Generate Cubes" in the search bar. Check the checkbox next to the addon's name to enable it.

2. Usage

Access the addon's panel:

  1. Open a 3D Viewport in Blender.

  2. In the 3D Viewport, locate the Tool Shelf on the right side.

  3. Look for the "CY-Tools" tab and click it to reveal the "CY-Tools Cubes Generator" panel.

Generate random cubes:

  • Adjust the scatter range by entering values for X Range, Y Range, and Z Range.

  • Specify the number of cubes to generate by entering a value for Scatter Amount.

  • Click the "Generate" button to create the specified number of cubes scattered within the defined range.

Delete generated cubes:

  • Click the "Delete" button to remove all generated cubes from the scene.

Randomize the scale of generated cubes:

  • Click the "Randomize Scale" button to change the scale of all generated cubes to random values within the specified range.

3. Recommendations

I personally like using this tool as a starting point for creating basic cityscapes. By generating multiple cubes with random scales and positions, it provides a foundation for a simplistic representation of a city's buildings. Recommended to use LIGHTGEN in combination with the COLORIZER addon.

4. Development considerations

This addon is still in development and interactions may occasionally not work as expected. Follow this addon on Blender Market to stay tuned regarding any updates.

5. Author and License

Cy-Tools is a suite of Blender Addons created by @cyrusjameskhan and licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). See LICENSE for more information.

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