Never Lose Your Unique Working Position!

Stager allows you to switch between two working positions

With the Stager feature, you can store a SubTool’s Home position, scale and orientation in world space. A second Target stage is stored for the posed SubTool, at any position, scale and rotation. You can then switch between the two stored stages, working on whichever suits your working method.

A primary benefit of Stager is that the Home stage will enable you to continue to work symmetrically on the SubTool while periodically checking the Target to see the result.
Stager will work with multiple subdivision levels, Dynamic Subdivision, DynaMesh, Sculptris Pro and IMM brushes!

Stager also has its own Interpolate function allowing for quick placing of duplicate meshes between the Home and Target stages. Set the Stages Count to the number of duplicates you want.


Note: the Tool>>SubTool sub-palette has buttons All To Home and All To Target for use with Stager and all SubTools.

Stager functions

The Stager menu in the Tool>Geometry sub-palette



The Home button sets the primary stage for the SubTool. The feature works best when this is centered in world space, so that symmetry can be used.


The Target button should be pressed when you have repositioned the SubTool in its posed position. The mesh can be rotated and scaled on any axis.


Note: the Home and Target can be reset by turning the buttons off and on again. Be sure that if you do this the topology for each stage is the same.


Press the Switch button any time you want to switch between the stored stages. The button is disabled until both states are stored.


Press the button to create the in-between strokes.
Stager Interpolate has two modes:

    • Closed Circle (shown above): will space the strokes evenly.
    • Open Circle: will space the strokes relative to their size. Smaller strokes will be spaced closer together than larger strokes. This mode is especially useful when using Insert Mesh brushes.


Stages Count

Adjust the Stages Count slider to the number of in-between copies you want.

An example of using Stager Interpolate: on the left, the Home and Target stages; on the right, the Interpolated bars.



Copy the selected SubTool’s Home and Target stages into memory.


Paste the Home and Target stages from memory to the selected SubTool.