Helical Cylinder

28 votes
Version: 
0.02a
Author Name: 
Vojtech Cada

Example usage would be spiral ductwork, screw threads, flexible metal tubes, circular ramps etc. No smoothing groups are assigned, for smooth look either use Smooth modifier or add points to the spline profile.

Additional Info: 

Path follow is now possible:

Note: The AUTO update switch uses change handlers to update the shape when geometry/topology of the profile spline is changed. Use with caution.

Installation: Copy the .ms file to your scripts\startup folder or run as a script if you only want to try it out. The object primitive will be available under Examples in the Create panel.

Version Requirement: 
3DS Max 4.2
AttachmentSize
helicalCyl.ms5.92 KB

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3di's picture

flatten ends

brilliant script. Would be great if you could add a flatten ends function so that the resulting object can be bridged to a cylinder with equal sides.

Damn you computer.

visualizer's picture

Cool

Amazingly brilliant script.... super !
First part is okey fine the plugin works for customizable things...but second one..! Path follow is super.
Telephone cord modelling is few seconds away ! :D

Yusuf_ES's picture

+1

Super script. Thank you

othoap's picture

WOW

SPEECHLESS WOW this is so cool Swordslayer. I dub thee LORD SCRIPT

pixamoon's picture

follow spline

follow spline - love it !

Swordslayer's picture

RE: Follow a spline

Here you go, path follow added.

othoap's picture

follow a spline

Vojtech Cada

NICE JOB. Great idea, nice interface and works great.

Please consider follow a spline.

thanks for your hard work.

Lande3D's picture

the screw is real!

the screw is real!

aspartemeart's picture

+1

So cool!!

ttus's picture

+1

your think work is so unique.

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