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Description

This plugin enables fast and easy creation of wires, cables, ropes, belts, ribbons and other shapes that can be built on a curve inside of Autodesk® Maya®.

All you have to do is create a NURBS curve, select it and invoke wireMeshFromCurve command available under Maya Create > Wire Tools menu (also works with multiple curves selected).

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About This Version

Version 0.3, 3/13/2019
#### Added - RRect wire profile. - Precision interpolation mode. - Proper behavior on closed curves (when start and end CV shares same 3D coordinates). Works with every interpolation mode. - Square distribution for patterns. - Automatic Rotation for patterns. This was default behavior in previous versions, now can be disabled. - Rotate Subprofiles for patterns. #### Changed - Plugin was rewritten from Python to C++. - Renamed attributes: - rPolygonInnerRadius -> rPolyInnerRadius - patternLayout -> patternDistribution - interpolationRange -> interpolationMode - rotateProfile -> tRotateProfile - scaleProfile -> tScaleProfile - twist -> tTwist - EP to EP interpolation mode now works not only with 1-degree curves but also with Bezier curves with broken tangency, as well as NURBS curves that have multi-knots (sharp turn). - Behavior for sliders in Attribute Editor when exceeding default range. #### Deprecated - Distance interpolation mode. #### Fixed - Connections to inCurveArray attribute on wireMeshCreator node were lost on file save/open operations. - Occasional division by zero in wireMeshCreator node. - Multiple wire sections were created at connection point on a periodic curve when using EP to EP interpolation mode. #### Known Issues: - No automatic UV unwrapping support (should be added in v0.4) - No Linux and macOS support (should be added in v0.4) - Some bugs here and there

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  • Thancks
    Alan Puch | July 09, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It's very helpful tool


  • Amazing!
    levantozashvili levantozashvili | July 08, 2019

    Hi Piotr, thank you for the wire tool.

    I'm wondering if it's possible to impliment the growth function where it starts from zero and grows alond the curve?

    That's be amazing i think :)

    Thanks again.


    Piotr Makal (Publisher) | July 09, 2019

    Hi Levan, Thank you for your review. The feature you mentioned is planned but hard to say when to expect it.


  • Thanks
    Sergey Khanin | May 21, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very powerful. 

    please if  it possible add UV :)



    Piotr Makal (Publisher) | May 21, 2019

    Hi Sergey, thank you for review. I can confirm that UV support is coming with the next version of this plugin (v0.4). When it will come out? Hard to say, but definitely this year :D


  • Good job !
    Radin Batis | March 02, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks man for creating and sharing,

    1. I agree with @Hazem Mahmoud for UV

    2. With "bazier tool" the start is wierd, It's twisted and glithy... IDK why


    Piotr Makal (Publisher) | March 05, 2019

    Hi Radin, thank you for your review. Regarding your second point - this is a Maya bug that I yet need to resolve. For now workaround is to have tangent handles point out from a first anchor point. So when you create bezier curve, LMB click and drag for the first point.


  • Handy in general
    Hazem Mahmoud | October 31, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Nice tool , & I like the extra functions available with the wire once you apply it. a much help if you need good wires/ribbons & other shapes along curve so fast on the fly

    But it has 3 downsides:

    -It doesn't make automatic UVs -whether you make polygon or line/ribbon profile .. it makes life easier if you wanna tune those UVs a bit later than creating them from scratch specially if you are using it to make Hair Cards for example

    -No choice to control the width/scale along the curve length

    -MSI setup -I understand that maybe these auto excutable is much easier but for some people having issue to setup it in certain workstations/limited access then it's not helping


    Piotr Makal (Publisher) | November 02, 2018

    Hi Hazem, Fist of all thank you for your review, I'm glad that you generally like the plugin. Let me answer your concerns: 1. UV support for know it's not planned in the near future, but if enough people will start requesting it I will implement that faster than I initially wanted. 2. This feature is planned for 0.4 version which should appear shortly after Maya 2020 release. 3. MSI installers on Windows are a thing that Autodesk App Store requires and they actually prepare them themselves and send them to me, so I cannot do anything about it, but I think they are quire handy in opposition to manually moving files and folders to a right place. If something is not working properly on your side you should share your problems with them.


  • Nice
    Brian Calli | October 19, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Awesome! Just thanks!


  • No head for improvement
    David Bischofberger | October 04, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very nice plugin!


  • Excelent!
    Neowuf Garou | September 25, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Must have script


  • seems great!
    Taylor Brown | August 22, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    thanks!


  • Awesome Sauce
    Jason Young | July 23, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great tool. Many uses. 


  • Cool !!!
    Artem Filon | May 28, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    very usefool, thanks a lot !!!


  • good suprise
    Zama Zama | April 23, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Really cool, especially for the 90° corner that maya always struggled with since ages.

    And the big bonus is that it's a node.

    Thanks    


  • its really handly
    Jack Lee | April 19, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    smooth and easy to use, thank you for contributing such a good plugin!


  • Fantastic
    Ellis Langley | March 14, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works just as advertised, with a decent amount of options to suit a variety of use cases. Has become an important tool in my workflow.


  • I like it
    煜泷 罗 | March 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It so cool


  • Thanks a lot!
    Alexey Good | March 09, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Cool script! Help with fast creation of wires, cables, pipes, ribbons, ropes!

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