Pulley Belt

10 votes
Version: 
0.03a
Author Name: 
Vojtech Cada

Technically you can probably call it a rounded isosceles trapezoid but it will be more useful as a base for path of bicycle chains or pulley belts. When both radii are the same and spline set to renderable, it could also be used as a simple chain link.

Additional Info: 

Note: Holding shift constrains the created shape to X/Y view axis. Both radii can be locked in the UI to be the same.

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

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2016 SP2.1
AttachmentSize
pulleyBelt.ms6.82 KB

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asymptote's picture

Very useful

will this ever get Max 2015 support ?

edit: I see it won't due to the restrictions of 2015, no worries, looks like we have a new kid on the block ;)

barigazy's picture

+1

One more vote. Nice idea for the tool

barigazy

pixamoon's picture

+1

Thanks for sharing :)
And good example to learn about spline plugins.
Thanks,

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