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Old 01-09-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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heya i need help with this

i know how to make pipes with a curve and a circle then extrude em

but how do u make it so the cicle follows the rope instead of when it goes in a loop it dosnt go flat and stays in one direction ?
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:19 AM   #2
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Could you show a pic of the problem?

If its what I think you mean rebuild the cure vith more control points and give that a go.
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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wow could u please stick for a lil bit i will post piks asap ok


ok here is my prblem



i want it to be a real cricle tube isntead of goin flat

i am makign something that has tonnes of tubes in it and thats my result of it coz i couldnt do it and it has taken me ages to make tubes by rotating them


this is what i am making
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9977/cpucorenu8.png
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/4563/bodynu7.png
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:23 AM   #4
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Does it help if you change the "pivot"-option to "component" in the extrude option box?
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try this

draw the curve an snap the circle to the start of it
select both go animate -> motion paths -> attach to motion path

in channel box change eith side, front or up twinst under motion path1 to 90 so that it is perpendicular
select the circle go animate -> create animation snapshot options chose increments of 1 (the more u have the better so u may need to exp with this value) an chose timeslider
click apply

u should have a series of circles that follow the curve select the circles an NOT the curve and go surfaces -> loft

an u should have ur tube

good luck an ask more if u get stuck with this
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all that to get this one little tube damn it

i tried it and it had all the circles aroudn the cube but like not alot of the mand then i couldnt get them to amek a face


i am sure i seen a tut on how to make these tubes to maek shoe laces or sumthen

why cant it just be easier
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u may need to increase the tim on the time slider to get more circles along the path

also try selecting the circles in order
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Try this tutorial..

http://www.highend3d.com/maya/tutori...cs_fx/262.html
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