MCG CloneSplines

4 votes
Version: 
1.08
Date Updated: 
12/21/2015

 

This MCG allows you to clone splines, open or closed. There's various offsets like scale and translation.

Tool can be found in Shapes Creation Panel>Max Creation Graph>Vu_CloneSpls

Ver 1.01: fixed noob error, Div by 0. Modulator minimum now is 0.001

Ver 1.02: added Progressive/Random Rotation

Please Note: if you try to modify the compound that comes with this tool, read the critical bug that I posted here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1611269852441897/permalink/1685675845001...

Basically, MCG compounds are limited to max 16 Input parameters...hit 17, compile and you'll lose your Graph Editor...or worse...BEWARE !!! So mine has got 14...so couldn't quite squeeze in Random Scale as well

Ver 1.03: added Random Scale !!!

ver 1.04: added Random Scatter

ver 1.05: added Stock/Cookie Cutter functionality

ver 1.06: correct minor bug in that the 1st instance does not get Offset at all (coz Index = 0), it's fixed now

ver 1.08: some updates, these are outlined in red. Hey sorry to be curt, I can't be bothered anymore..but please thank Swordslayer for his RandomRaysOnMesh compound. I tried my best to get everything working but wasn't up to the task so for an animated surface, some clones jump around.

When you're in Surface mode, put the Vu_CloneSpls at 0,0,0 and the clones would then be ON the surface, otherwise there would be an offset.

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3ds Max Version Requirement: 
2016
Other Requrements: 
EXT1 + SP2
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vu_clonespls_1.00.zip5.88 KB
vu_clonespls_1.01.zip5.96 KB
vu_clonespls_1.02.zip10.26 KB
vu_clonespls_1.03.zip11.94 KB
vu_clonespls_1.04.zip13.14 KB
vu_clonespls_1.05.zip14.13 KB
vu_clonespls_1.06.zip14.14 KB
vu_clonespls_1.08.zip25.51 KB

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vusta's picture

Requirements

it requires Max2016 + EXT1 + SP2

(SP2 should be run first I think)

nonuel's picture

not found

hello me this does not work MCG:

Validation failed for C:\ Users\autodesk\3dsmax....\max creation Graph\Tools\Downloads\Vu_CloneSpls.maxtool : Error ocurred deserializing node: CanĀ“t find operator Output shape

THnk

vusta's picture

updated ver 1.05:

added Stock/Cookie Cutter functionality

vusta's picture

updated ver 1.04:

added Random Scatter

vusta's picture

updated ver 1.03:

added Random Scale

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