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  06 June 2003
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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  06 June 2003
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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  06 June 2003
Re: Something better than rail extrude ?

Quote: Originally posted by -JT-
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.
 
  06 June 2003
Thanks a lot, i'll give it a try.
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