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(maxscript) create a loop of 'hooks"
show user profile  aca88
i would like to create a series of "hook" like connections as in the image. I suppose the connections will happen between the vertices of the two lines. but how could i achieve the "hook" like effect ?

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11/6/2011 2:22:53 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 2:22:53 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
On: I'm not sure i understand correctly but can't you model the hooks and shift copy them along your lines? it might help if you could explain what you are trying to do?
Off: to post images here use the direct link


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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11/6/2011 4:25:52 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 4:25:52 PM)
show user profile  aca88
i did used the direct link..

well yes i could model a hook and then shift copy it.

but what i was thinking is how to create automatically connections between two lines.
and basically im asking if someone has any clever idea of creating a line that has "hooked" endings .
so then i can script this automatic process. like throwing a lasso to vertices...
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11/6/2011 4:54:07 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 4:54:07 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Nope you used the 'link' link.

I used the 'direct' link...

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11/6/2011 5:17:55 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 5:24:42 PM)
show user profile  aca88
right.. :)
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11/6/2011 5:44:09 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 5:44:09 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
so those lines are supposed to be edges of a mesh and the dots vertexes ?


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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11/6/2011 7:11:37 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 7:11:37 PM)
show user profile  aca88
the lines are just two random lines.. (lets suppose that the verts_number is the same..)

so the dots are line_vertices yes.
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11/6/2011 7:19:35 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 7:19:57 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Who needs maxscript?

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11/6/2011 9:19:44 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 9:19:44 PM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
Hey Garp all of these Jings can be viewed on your Jing profile or smt, all in one place, stuff like that?


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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11/6/2011 9:33:22 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 9:33:22 PM)
show user profile  aca88
Thats very good Garp !

i guess i could move on like that...

thank you !
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11/6/2011 11:59:03 PM (last edit: 11/6/2011 11:59:03 PM)
show user profile  Garp
@aca88: you're welcome but there are lots of imperfections with this method. For production, it could be scripted like so: have a ready-made hook part, instance it along each spline with the correct orientation (the tricky part), make segments to join each pair, attach, weld, etc.

@Paunescudanutz: I believe it's possible though not a good idea. There's a monthly bandwidth limit, so if you start watching all those Jings you'll eat it up and they won't be watchable by anyone until they reset it the next month.

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11/7/2011 12:17:05 AM (last edit: 11/7/2011 12:18:40 AM)
show user profile  Paunescudanutz
oh crap that sucks, thanks for letting me know


<---~( Daniel )~--->

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11/7/2011 3:10:45 PM (last edit: 11/7/2011 3:10:45 PM)
show user profile  aca88

yes it has some problems with the bridging of segments..

will try to script it though because i want to mix it with a weaving effect. i'll post some questions..
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11/7/2011 5:14:03 PM (last edit: 11/7/2011 5:15:13 PM)
show user profile  Garp
What is it for? (just curious)

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11/7/2011 5:22:19 PM (last edit: 11/7/2011 5:22:19 PM)
show user profile  aca88
nothing specific really.. only for aesthetics reason.. i just write some techniques that involve UV stuff like the weaving code in order to learn about UVs and maxscript (for digital architecture reasons).
it is so easy to work with topological space in Rhinoscript ..
in max it seems very complicated.. at least for the moment..
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11/7/2011 6:13:11 PM (last edit: 11/7/2011 6:13:11 PM)
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