Wire

Wire

Win64, English

Piotr Makal
Enables fast and easy creation of wires, cables, pipes, ropes, ribbons and other wire-like shapes.

General Usage Instructions

Every wire needs a path. Create a NURBS curve with either tool available in Autodesk® Maya® Create > Curve Tools menu. With the curve selected go to Create > Wire Tools menu and click at Wire Mesh from Curve. This will invoke wireMeshFromCurve command which will create two things for you: polygon mesh and wireMeshCreator node. The latter is the core node of the plugin and it is responsible for generating polygon mesh data. At this point the Attribute Editor should be visible and show wireMeshCreator attributes that you can modify.

Note that you can have multiple curves selected while calling wireMeshFromCurve command. By default, this will create single wireMeshCreator node that will operate on multiple curves generating the same amount of mesh nodes. To create one wireMeshCreator per curve invoke this command with oneNodePerCurve flag set to True.

import maya.cmds as cmds
cmds.wireMeshFromCurve(oneNodePerCurve=True)

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Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in.

Windows only: To uninstall this plug-in, Simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Autodesk App Store, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. The panel on the Plug-ins tab will not be removed until Maya is restarted.

Linux and OSX: To uninstall this plug-in, simply delete the module directory from your system. The panel on the Plug-ins tab will not be removed until Maya is restarted.

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Author/Company Information

Piotr Makal

Version History

Version Number Version Description

0.2.1

Initial release
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