Maya’s Slice tool has gone through some iterations over the last little while. Still, if you need to cut a model into an arbitrary number of sections, the tool falls short. What if you wanted to slice a model into segments all at once? Slice Model Tool.
Thanks to Mumbai based Character Supervisor Abhishek Karmakar, you have a tool for that. The Slice Model Tool for Maya will let you chop up a model at the clip of a button.
Although it seems like a vertical tool to have, the Slice Model Tool can easily make abstract-like shapes from a model. Think voxel-style, blocky, representations of higher resolution models. The tool might be nice to have around if you are trying to represent a 3D printed style, cardboard animations, or a graphic look to a any model.
The Maya extension comes with a soft transform mode, letting you animate the slices in interesting ways. Add some dynamics for even more possibilities.
Have a look at what is possible with the Slice Model Tool, and visit GumRoad where there is more info, or purchase it for $6.