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Shortcut for spline manipulation
show user profile  peterjung
Hi there - I have a tedius task to do with modifying a large number of splines and I am wondering if anyone can help out with a better method than manually modifying each spline individually.

I have a spline that looks like this:

What I need to do is make an array and then adjust the length of the spine so that the ends form a circular pattern when viewed in plan view from above.

i.e.

Array:

Partial scene of what I am trying to achive:

The best method I have so far is to simply move some of the vertices in plan view and line them manually with a circle line.....

However as you can imagine this is tedius in the extreme... can anyone suggest a better way of doing this?

I guess I am looking for a way to constrain selected vertices on multple splines to a circle.......

ideas?


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4/6/2016 8:10:21 AM (last edit: 4/6/2016 8:25:30 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Maybe use an FFD on the verts with enough control points (?).




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4/6/2016 9:44:37 AM (last edit: 4/6/2016 9:44:37 AM)
show user profile  FX
You could just model the overall mesh shape and generate spline contours on the surface :


http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/contour-generator



..or multislice and create spline from edge :

http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/mcg/mcg-multislicerrot






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4/6/2016 1:55:36 PM (last edit: 4/6/2016 2:51:43 PM)
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