Piperator Addon

With the Piperator Addon we can generate pipes on selected meshes. There are other addons that makes pipes, but this addon makes really cute pipes. At the moment of writing, the addon is just 10 hours old. I recommend you to try this out if you also love pipes like me. The addon is developed by Zues and he provides it for free. But if you want to support him, he is also on patreon.

How the Piperator Addon works

How the piperator addons works is quite self explanatory. I tried the addon for a few minutes and it seems you just select a mesh and press the button the Add Pipes button. You can find the Add Pipes button in the N-Panel in under the Tab Piperator. After pressing the button an operator pops up on the left corner with quite some settings. Mind the the mesh needs to have enough faces. If you just try it with a cube you see a notification and the result is then not so stunning. So be sure there are enough faces.

Where to download the Piperator Addon?

Best is to check the blenderartist thread “New Blender Addon: “Piperator, Generation of Pipe Networks” This because the developer seems to have some plans, for example to develop an enhanced version on BlenderMarket as well.

NOTE: It was a bit frustrating to install the addon because I didn’t realise it was available under de categorie called Testing. So, when you install the addon, be sure that you select also the Testing categorie in the Blender preferences > Addons. You see three buttons there on top.

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Robert

New Media Supply

Graphic- and 3D design.

5 thoughts on “Piperator Addon

  • November 4, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Hi, tested it in Blender 2.82, it gives errors: traceback, attribute and location.

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    • November 4, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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      Hi, thanks for letting us know. I think its best to inform developer. I try to make time but cant promise.

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  • March 28, 2020 at 10:10 pm
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    Can’t seem to instal in 2.83

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    • March 30, 2020 at 9:39 pm
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      Hi, I found some free time to check it for you. After downloading Blender 2.83, extracting it, started up, downloaded latest piperator and installed that it worked.
      Did you check the tab (or button) called Testing in preferences > Addons? Otherwise, could you give some details. You could also contact the developper of the addon.

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