Select odd/Even Splines segment

Hi Guys, i know this might be maybe a line, but I cannot get it work, I need the code to select odd/even spline segement.

Per example I want to do a Road Paint, so I create a spline, then Divide it, and then I have to select manualy every line in between to delete it and make the white painting. I know there should be a pretty easy script to do that

Thanks a Lot!!
Tricota

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titol's picture

Same but for vertices?

Can anyone explain how to do the same but for vertices? Cheers

barigazy's picture

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You can use this fn (BTW works whit lines)
So select line and run the code

fn selectKnots spl which: = if isKindOf spl Line or isKindOf spl Splineshape do
(
	max create mode
	with redraw off for s = 1 to numSplines spl do
	(
		setKnotSelection spl s #()
		for k = 1 to numKnots spl s do
		(
			if which == #even then (if mod k 2 == 0 do setKnotSelection spl s #(k) keep:on)
			else (if mod k 2 != 0 do setKnotSelection spl s #(k) keep:on)
		)
	)
	max modify mode
	subobjectLevel = 1
)

After you run above function use next line

-- select all odd knots
selectKnots selection[1] which:#odd

or this line

-- select all odd knots
selectKnots selection[1] which:#even

barigazy

titol's picture

Thank you

YES! it works...seems to be a really long process to get it done by script but for what I need to do this is great!

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply with this!!!

Cheers

miauu's picture

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There was Select Even/Odd tool in Polyboost(The Tools - Tools), but why it is not implemented in RIbbon i don't know.

barigazy's picture

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For splines?

barigazy

miauu's picture

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I doubt that it suports splines. Your snipped is more universal.
It is strange why AD not implemented all tools from PB?

barigazy's picture

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I suppose they were busy with caddies :)

barigazy

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Christopher Grant's picture

Here's a quick script that

Here's a quick script that should do what you want assuming you only have 1 spline within your object (because it only works on the first spline sub object currently). In the example I tested I just created a quick line object, went to segment subobj and divided it, then ran the script.

To run this script, simply select your spline, and go to Maxscript / Run Script and run the attached file.

selsegs = #()
numsegs = (numSegments $ 1)
for i = 1 to numsegs do
	if (mod i 2) == 1 do append selsegs i --odd numbers only
 
setSegSelection $ 1 selsegs 
AttachmentSize
snippet-spline_select_OddSegments.ms 158 bytes

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