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mlathrom
10-07-2009, 06:24 PM
I am wanting to create script that automates the process of creating a cylindrical weave pattern. Like woven jackets that go on wires. Where should I start? I have the equations to create one, but don't know how I should go about it.

I want to be able to:

Control how many threads there are.
Diameter of weave.
Control diameter of each thread.
Control thread grouping. Like groups of 3 threads.
Control detail level.
Control variation in lengths. Like set a variation of 10%.
Animate the growth of the threads.
Control frequency at which the threads weave with each other. Like every 2 threads or whatever.
If possible, allow the weave to follow a path.


Here is an image of a weave I made manually to give you an idea of what I'm looking for.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3990904190_c3ec9586c5_o.jpg

I'm mainly wanting to know how I should generate the threads, but any advice is welcomed. I am a maxscript novice.

Thanks guys.

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