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03-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Free Friday Tutorial #13 Model a twisted wire that follows a path
Simple way to make a twisted wire that conforms to a curve in Maya.

Model a twisted wire that follows a path - Maya 2012 - YouTube

Thanks to Rick (ctbram) for a great little maya modeling tip.

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Thanks again Rick...legende'

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03-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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There is a companion to this video I am uploading to Dave now. The one above demonstrates how to use this method for a CLOSED path and the one I am uploading now is for an OPEN path. The only real difference is where you start the extrusion of the poly face. But it's a good example of a solution for a recent user forum request.


PS - I hope these little vids are helpful. I do them on the fly and so nothing is scripted and I keep in the errors so you can see what can go wrong and how to fix things. If anything I want to apologize for rambling on. These all come out longer then I intend. (smile).
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