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Old 10 October 2006   #1
vector mesh intersection

Anybody know I good way of figuring out the intersection of a vector and a mesh? In the past when I've had to do this I've used a plugin you can get at highend3d.com called rayintersect. But I can only find this plugin for maya 6 and I need it for maya 7 or 8.

So does anyone out there know where I can find this plugin for later version of maya or an alternate way of doing the same thing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10 October 2006   #2
Hello,

I've had the same problem.
The rayHitTest plugin is using these API functions:

MFnMesh.intersect(...)
MFnNurbsSurface.intersect(...)

If you have someone with a bit of API knowledge around, it's not a big job to rewrite a similar plug-in.

Pascal.
 
Old 10 October 2006   #3
cheer you go......glad you asked for it...it's a fun one to have around....

and make sure you have the readme from the highend3d site to know how the thing works....
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Old 10 October 2006   #4
tbaypaul you are my hero.

Originally Posted by tbaypaul: cheer you go......glad you asked for it...it's a fun one to have around....

and make sure you have the readme from the highend3d site to know how the thing works....
 
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