Tagged 'primitive'

Simple Catenary

7 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


44 votes

A fun primive, in case of emergency.

Primitive Maker

74 votes

Creates a new Primitive from a template object.

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.

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

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

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