Tagged 'primitive'

Quad Cylinder

15 votes

Since I've written a few functions to make my life easier while working on the Gear primitive (plus one that I later discarded, intended to fill holes), I figured I could just as well make a quad cylinder as a much simpler example how to tie these functions together. Enjoy and feel free to rip the code apart and reuse it.

Gear

18 votes

Involute spur gear primitive, complete with tooth undercut and all-quad topology. Unencrypted and fully open for further hacking.

Gear scripted primitive

Helical Cylinder

33 votes

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.

Fast Housing

6 votes

Fast Housing generates an architectural structure through a custom procedural mesh object, you can change parameters and watch the results in real time. It's an easy and intuitive way to create a house at a simple level, its versatility allows you to create your own style, usefull for the creation of urban backgrounds.

This script creates a FA_House primitive object which works as any 3ds Max object: any deformer can be applied, renderable, can be converted to mesh etc ...

Mesh Surface

16 votes

Creates surface defined by four splines. The order of picking the splines matters - they should form a closed loop. If you get a weird looking mesh, try once again starting with another of the four splines:

Note that if any of the splines are animated, the resulting mesh is animated, too.

Weave Mesh

16 votes

Simple wire mesh primitive.

There's an _old version attached which will work in older max versions, and a regular one that supports picking custom shape from scene:

Grid Mesh

Rectangle by Edge

18 votes

Spline primitive that creates a rectangle based on the direction of clicked point:

Rotated Rectangle

See also NGon by Edge.

Helix with Bezier Handles

14 votes

Just like the regular helix only with four bezier handles per turn (or more if you would like - you can control that with the Steps spinner) instead of 40 corner-points of the default Helix shape.

Arrow

15 votes

Arrow spline primitive, useful as a control object in rigging. Works only in 3ds max 2016 SP2 and higher.

Tetrahedral Spline

10 votes

Tetrahedral mesh primitive primitive traced along a picked spline path. The starting direction is controlled by the Seed parameter, after that new tetrahedrons are added in directions resulting to the closest match to the original path. When turbosmoothed, the result is a uniform organic-looking surface.

Tetrahedron Spline

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