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01 January 2005, 06:26 PM
Inspired by this picture Ive decided to attempt to re-create it in 3ds max. The one thing I am having trouble with however, is trying to get the tube to follow that bend pattern. Is there a way to draw out a spline in the shape of the object, then simply make a tube follow that line? I am starting out with that first link in the bottom if you are wondering. Any ideas as to how to do this?

01 January 2005, 02:19 AM
you can make the line renderable in the "rendering" tab under spline parameter, then set thickness and such, you can also convert the line to meshes by checking the "display render mesh" option then you can convert to mesh/poly/etc.. Hope this helps. good luck.

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