script that creates a panel extrude of selected mesh with procedural beveling.
this script is a automation of what is shown in the quick tip video Shell modifier without plugin. This is just a barebones script with basic functions, if there is enough support, i will add more functions.
copy script into script editor> select and highlight code> drag and drop onto shelf to create button.
icon used extendSurface.png from maya default icon library.
select mesh> run script> creates a extrude shell with live connection to the original mesh> now you can continue to do edits to the original mesh