Tagged 'primitive'

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.

NGon by Edge

11 votes

NGon spline primitive created by dragging the first edge. Holding shift constraints to ortho, holding ctrl flips the shape. The original idea and implementation comes from Aslan Tamjidi, see the discussion thread for further details.

NGon by Edge primitive

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

PatchMesh

7 votes

Mesh primitive that behaves similat to the Patch Grid. Point helpers are used as handles, which means animating them or using wire paramaters with them is easy. Linking the helpers to another parent would break it, though, so if you want to do something like that, use constraints instead (Link constraint or Position constraint depending on what you want to achieve).

Patch Mesh

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.

SimpleWindow object

4 votes


Script makes fixed window with horiz-vert dividers grid, board and sill. Any part of window can switch on/off, so you can easily change it.

Quad Cylinder

12 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

17 votes

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

Gear scripted primitive

RhombicPrism primitive

2 votes


Script make simple rhombic prism. There's ability to change width, length, height, taper scale, number of height segments. Also provided "Generate Mapping Coords" checkbox.

Star

7 votes

It's Christmas time! Well, almost. Anyway, this one is really simple and will be perfect as a starting point for anyone who wants to learn how to build a custom mesh primitive. Enjoy.