Snail primitive

14 votes
Date Updated: 
05/25/2014
Author Name: 
Garp

A simple primitive based on a logarithmic spiral.

Additional Info: 

This is an old work in progress I never finished. The Creation Method and Mapping Options rollouts are just placeholders.
The geometry part is functional, though.

The plugin creates a new Snail primitive that appears under the Special Primitives category in the drop-down list.
Hopefully, the parameters should be self-explanatory.

Paste the code in a new script window and evaluate it (you might have to do it twice, for some reason).
The new Special Primitives category should now appear in the list with the Snail primitive.
If you want to keep it permanently, you have to save the script in one of max's startup folders.

Version Requirement: 
tested in max 9 32-bit and max 2012 64-bit
AttachmentSize
primsnail2.ms18.62 KB

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deltac's picture

Good script but crash max2017

Good script but crash max2017 if re-enable Maping cords checkbox.
EDIT oh sorry noticed just now "The Creation Method and Mapping Options rollouts are just placeholders." Then ok.

barigazy's picture

+1

Very cool.

barigazy

mario_brosco's picture

yeah, it's worked on the 3ds

yeah, it's worked on the 3ds max 2014, thanks

miauu's picture

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I tested it on max2014 x64 and the plugin works. Download the script and drag and rop it in 3dsMax viewports. Then go to Modify Panel and choose Special Primitives. Press the Snail button, click in the viewport and hold down the left mouse button and start draging. The object will be created.

mario_brosco's picture

don't work 3dmax2014 somebody

don't work 3dmax2014
somebody help me. where i can find script for create spiral, default max helix not suitable

The Mind Forest's picture

Cool!

Thanks for sharing, this looks like a fun script!

Check out my site - www.themindforest.com

parvez's picture

Thanx

Thanx it's cool.It is working max 2012 32 bit

Garp's picture

@msimecek

If you run the the code, the primitive appears under the Special Primitives category.
If you want it always present when you run max, save the script in one of your startup folders.

@JM: thanks :)

msimecek's picture

a question

this looks really cool... but i doesn't seem to launch when i try and open it in max 2012 64.

any idea on how to get it going?

JokerMartini's picture

Nice

Nicely done Garp,
Very cool idea.

John Martini
Digital Artist
http://www.JokerMartini.com (new site)

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