Blender 2.53: How to use the Bevel Weight tool
Since the release of Blender 2.53 in Beta stage I began to test in my architectural visualization workflow. This is a much better release to start testing your modeling workflow, since a beta release is more stable than the previous alpha. But, like most of the experienced Blender users I`m unable to find some of the options. For instance, the Bevel Weight tool to use with Bevel Modifier that allows us to add a chamfer to only selected edges of any 3d model. I use this tool a lot for furniture modeling and it seems unavailable in 2.53.
After a few minutes of searching in the Blenderartists forums I found a great solution to workaround this problem. Actually, the Bevel Weight is available in Blender 2.53, but we can only reach it using Python. The guys from project Tube posted a Python script that work as an addon for Blender 2.53 and call the Bevel Weight tool. The video below shows how to use the script.
I hope that this tool is available with the stable release of Blender 2.50, because for furniture modeling it is an incredible feature to use along with the Bevel Modifier.