Tagged 'primitive'

Pulley Belt

9 votes

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.

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 ...

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

Helix with Bezier Handles

16 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

18 votes

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

Simple Catenary

11 votes

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

Beeramid

44 votes

A fun primive, in case of emergency.

Primitive Maker

76 votes

Creates a new Primitive from a template object.

Quad Cylinder

17 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.

Helical Cylinder

34 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.

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