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Old 19-02-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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Any of you guys got a quick way to craete a series of veins or arteries , all connected with each other? These would have to be hollow. They have to have smaller arteries branching out of each other but the camera should be able to fly through it..
I wanna simulate a camera flying through some blood vessels...for a school project..
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Old 19-02-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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ooh thats hard, how about draw basic nurbs curves to show where the veins are, then extrude a circle along the curves?
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You could also simplify your work by doing what Nem said, but before you extrude, animate your camera, then select all of your curves, and run this script to do a controllable extrude on your curves

http://www.nthd.org/file/359/
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Hmmm...I tried running the script on several curves from the cmnd line and it extruded them into planes. Maybe, I'm missing how this is supposed to work and how it's controlled. Is a dialog box supposed to pop up when you run the script?
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hmmm... not sure... works for me all the time...

I believe the authors email adress or website is located in the mel, so he might be a better person to ask... sorry
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Ah, I should've read the mel first. As it turns out, I was running the script on several curves without a selecting a profile curve first. Cool script....good way to make quick tentacles or veins, with some editing of course.
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Default work for bracnhing veins

will this work for veins that branch of each other?? I mean say yo ahve many smaller branches coming off on emain artery... the reason is I'd like to put an emitter at one end and watch the partciles flow through the veins...
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ooooh... not sure m8.

you might have to model those branch parts by hand I think...
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I have a method and itís simple...
I make a curve where the vein will be and with -wires deformer- a make the vein.

It's simple, isn't it?
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