Simple Catenary

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Author Name: 
Vojtech Cada

Simple multi-point spline approximating the shape of the catenary curve (the shape formed by a hanging rope). Allows for driving the point positions by scene objects, controlling the slack by absolute sag amount or relative to the length of the line between points, randomization of the slack and other options:

Simple Catenary

Additional Info: 

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 (see picture above).

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2016 SP2.1
simpleCatenary.ms7.28 KB