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