View Full Version : Flatten Spline Script -needed

02 February 2005, 10:08 PM
Hey guys/gals

I need a script to flatten splines. ie. assign a z of 0 to all verts.

I'm importing cad files and they look great in a top viewport but in a side the verts are all over the place! (too many splines to non-uniform scale btw)

I haven't written a max script in prolly 3+years so I'm a little rusty. Guess I have a long night of reading ahead of me.

Can anyone help? please :)


02 February 2005, 07:03 AM
Not a script but...

but select all your splines apply a FFD 2x2x2 mod to the selection, then open up the modifier and select control points and select the top 4 points on the z-axis to 0 and then select the bottom 4 points and set them to 0 in the z-axis. Then convert the selection to an editable spline.

Hope that helps, thats how I adjust height when I work with landscapes.

02 February 2005, 12:00 PM
you've probably missed this in the maxscript help file... search for this keyword...

"Flatten a SplineShape"

its under the "How To..."s section

and just in case you want to download the new maxscript helpfile for max7
here's the link: ( (c/o Bobo)

hope this helps!

02 February 2005, 03:54 PM
LOFL "In the help file" Man thats embarrassing :)

Thanks galagast! Worked great.

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