CT Feather Generator

8 votes
Version: 
1.00
Date Updated: 
04/25/2013
Author Name: 
Creative Tools AB

MAXScript for generating procedural feathers.

Generates highly detailed feathers using splines.

For up-to-date usage instructions see the download link.


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mad's picture

nice

really nice work! make this a MCG pls :)

vidarn's picture

Great!

Hi Nacon, that's great :)
Thanks a lot for sharing your improved version of the script.

Nacon's picture

Feather's Barb Bend: No Negative?

Hello, I found this script quite useful for making unique feathers for my project. I was trying to copy the shape and style of a real feather from a photo. I noticed that you only have 1 to 0 for Barb Bend. Turns out there are some feathers that will bend in other direction. So I made some tweak to the rollout (fGBarbBendRollout) curvechart to allow user to apply points into the negative area. it works flawlessly. :D

Figured I'd mention that here to let you know some other artist might need this little tweak. So I've attached the tweaked version for anyone want it. The credit still goes the original scripter, nonetheless.

Great work!

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Fili's picture

5 stars

Thanks so much.. The script is GREAT :)

jinj's picture

many thanks for the answer...

many thanks for the answer... i supposed it was the way to do it :) of course to enable i view port can become heavy.
hope you develop it more..

vidarn's picture

Hi jinj!

The easiest way to get the feather to show up is to go to select the spline, go to the Rendering rollout in the modify tab and make sure "Enable in Render" is checked. There's an option for enabling it in the viewport as well, but it can be a bit heavy on the graphics card if your feather is too detailed, so take care. Hope it helps!

jinj's picture

hi, looks fantastic, but when

hi, looks fantastic, but when i try to render i can't see it in my vray render. may i ask for a sample scene?
i don't exclude to be a noob.. but any input would be nice..
thank you

barigazy's picture

+1

Very cool. It will be nice to implement somehow hair modifier to use this theses splines for recomb.
Cheers!

barigazy

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