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Old 06-24-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Something better than rail extrude ?

Hello everyone,
i need to do some wires, is there a better way than "rail extrude" ? a plug or something ?
I have ok results with rail extrude but i'd like to move the spline points and then have the mesh follow its path, and it would be great if i could change the radius of the wires as well.

Does something like that exist ?
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Old 06-24-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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Worley's hoser might work:

http://www.worley.com/taft/taft_hoser.html#tophoser

You might also consider creating a straight, subdivide tube. Scale it in Layout and use the Splinamate plugin that came with 7.5b. I'm still on 7.5, so I can't really comment on that one.

You might also consider doing them with Sasquatch, depending on how big the wires will be.

Hope this helps!

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Old 06-24-2003, 04:08 PM   #3
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Re: Something better than rail extrude ?

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Hello everyone,
i need to do some wires, is there a better way than "rail extrude" ? a plug or something ?
I have ok results with rail extrude but i'd like to move the spline points and then have the mesh follow its path, and it would be great if i could change the radius of the wires as well.

Does something like that exist ?


Sounds like Magic Bevel to me.
Open the numerics panel and set it to "edit path" and then you can adjust the extrusion how you want.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot, i'll give it a try.
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