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Old 26-12-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question How do i make a HELIX spline.

Hi there.
I did a keyword search for HELIX and it came up with one answer. MAYA 7 has a HELIX tool.
I have Maya 6.5.

Can someone please point me in the direction of a MEL script / Plugin / therapist to help me make a HELIX spline in MAYA 6.5?

I have made a HELIX spline but it was more of a case of 'connect the dots' of a extruded face with a Y offset and rotation (yeah, so i made a bolt! :bandit: )

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Old 27-12-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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hey i have no idea if this will work this is just wat maya 7 say in script editor

polyHelix -c 3 -h 5 -w 5 -r 0.4 -sa 8 -sco 50 -sc 0 -d 1 -ax 0 1 0 -tx 2 -ch 1;

copy paste it into script editor and do ctrl+enter to try it
i have no ideea about mel so it may work or may not (probly not)
ne way try if not soz for wasting ur time
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Old 27-12-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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no that wont work, because in Maya 7, the command polyHelix is a pre-scripted primitive. So if you try that in Maya 6.5 or 6, it will just give you a syntax error. And as for the other signs after the polyHelix command, they are not needed; they just tell the dimensions of the helix.

As for a script, why don't you just go to google.com and search for helix script in maya 6.5? Im sure you will find something.

hope that helps.

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Old 28-12-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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HERES 1 OF HIGHEND3D

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HOPE THIS HELPS
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Old 28-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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Grabbin it now.
Thanks a heap for the link.

Don't know how many new commands / functions MAYA 7 will give me over 6.5. I will wait, perhaps until 7.5, and then get 7.
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Old 28-12-2005, 09:23 PM   #6
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Awesome! I dl'ed that one too, and it works reall well. thx for posten it
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