Project: Blender Extensions
Tracker: Py Scripts Contrib
Author(s): Yorik van Havre, Alejandro Sierra, Liero
Script name: object_render_wireframe
Homepage: http://yorik.uncreated.net/guestblog.php?2011=73 (solid wire)
Wiki page: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.5/Py/Scripts/Modeling/Solidify_Wireframe to update
SVN Download: https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-extensions/contrib/py/scripts/addons/object_render_wire.py
Render Wire overlay materials
turn on wiewport wires
curve wire frame
mesh wire frame
This script takes the selected edges from a mesh, and produces a new object, which is a solidified version of the selected edges. The section of the "sticks" (solidified version of the original edges) is square. A pop-up will appear on launching the command to allow to set the size of the sticks.
The script is mostly useful for architectural modeling, where you often have a lot of square profiles to do (doorframes, windows, columns, etc...). You stay in edit mode after the script has run, so it's easy to generate several profiles from the same mesh, for example in a window frame, you typically need several profiles of different thickness.
ctrl/z to undo
Installation via standard preferences -> install add-on procedure, the script will then reside in objects menu