SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / how do you model a chord/wire easily?
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
Snipes-nl
Registered User
 
Snipes-nl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Breda, The Netherlands
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default how do you model a chord/wire easily?

I was just wondering if there is an easy way to make a wire. Like from a computer to a socket. or any other kind of wire. Is there a way to have a nurbs curve and then have a nurbs circle follow that path and in the make a cylinder as it does. You know what i mean? I used to be able to do it in 3DSMAX but seeing as I stepped over to Maya due to school, I'd like to know how to again thanks in advance
Snipes-nl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
BadG3r
Subscriber
 
BadG3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Frankfurt
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yeah under surfaces->extrude.
BadG3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 02:44 AM   #3
Snipes-nl
Registered User
 
Snipes-nl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Breda, The Netherlands
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

that doesnt make it the same diameter all around because the control vertices are all facing the same way. do i have to go and change those manually afterwards? theres an easier way isnt there?
Snipes-nl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 06:12 AM   #4
BadG3r
Subscriber
 
BadG3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Frankfurt
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

eh... yeah.

select first the shape then the path.

go to surface->extrude->option box

reset the options first. then set all radio buttons to the right (tube, at path, component, profile normal)

that should do it. the orientation had something to do with the last setting (profile normal).
BadG3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 07:04 AM   #5
Snipes-nl
Registered User
 
Snipes-nl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Breda, The Netherlands
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

hey, sweet, you da man thanx
Snipes-nl is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Model Errors Urgent advice!! sreynoso Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 11 23-10-2014 11:39 AM
Dog Model Vox520 Modeling 7 10-12-2010 09:28 AM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.