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gpktm
12-20-2013, 01:35 AM
Hi everyone

Exactly like the title specifies. I'm looking a technique how to model a corrugated hose. To be more specific, it must not be straight and I prefer to be modeled, no bump or displacement textures, etc etc.

I attached an image of a corrugated hose.

Danner
12-20-2013, 01:57 AM
That is going to be a lot of geometry. I'd build a single rib, do an array to get a straight hose, merge points, then bend it with bones. Or maybe "SplineControl"

gpktm
12-20-2013, 02:04 AM
Any way to create it completely in Modeler?

Danner
12-20-2013, 02:09 AM
Probably, but why would you want to stay in modeler? after the hose is deformed with bones you can save the transformed object from layout and it won't need bones anymore.

colkai
12-20-2013, 02:17 AM
Not sure if c_worm could do this if one segment was the profile, but as Danner says, given the fact you can save a transformed object in layout, doing it with bones means you can tweak to your hearts content.

gpktm
12-20-2013, 02:18 AM
Well, because I didn't know I can save a transformed object. :)

erikals
12-20-2013, 06:57 AM
maybe like this >


http://youtu.be/H3BjTg2mIu8

erikals
12-20-2013, 07:12 AM
another method >


http://youtu.be/_iPylPdbSqc

chikega
12-20-2013, 08:25 AM
You're a machine, erikals! Thank you for all the great tutorials. It's going to take me a while to go through all of them :)

JoePoe
12-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Extrude+ (http://www.artssphere.com/plugins/extrudeplus.php) was made for this!! Super simple to use. :thumbsup:


http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=118818&d=1387569795

djwaterman
12-20-2013, 08:14 PM
I made a video to show Extrude Plus in action on a ribbed tube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgYILiQCytY

erikals
12-20-2013, 08:50 PM
thanks for the Extrude Plus trick,.... mighty nice!... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/king.gif

prometheus
12-21-2013, 03:50 AM
yes..extrude + was the first I thought of too, itīs nice..maybe a little bit slow depending on what operation you do, but itīs nice to get ribbon stuff on tubes etc, making horns etc.

Michael

djwaterman
12-21-2013, 05:13 AM
I made a mistake in the video, you don't need to align the box shape to the start of the curve, the plugin figures it out no matter where it's placed. Always learning.

gpktm
01-30-2014, 04:27 AM
You're a machine, erikals! Thank you for all the great tutorials. It's going to take me a while to go through all of them :)


That is EXACTLY what I need! Where can I find Extrude Plus? Is it for free, if not how much?

prometheus
01-30-2014, 04:41 AM
That is EXACTLY what I need! Where can I find Extrude Plus? Is it for free, if not how much?

The plugin is free..
always do a search on the lightwave plugin search base...
https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/contains/extrude/

Then you will find this one..
https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/extrude/


which leads to this one:) ....
http://www.artssphere.com/plugins/extrudeplus.php

And you should also check the rest of his plugins here...
http://www.artssphere.com/plugins.php

he also got some nice background images...
http://www.artssphere.com/textures.php

erikals
01-30-2014, 05:02 AM
You're a machine, erikals! Thank you for all the great tutorials. It's going to take me a while to go through all of them :)

Thank you! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-matrix-006.gif

art
01-30-2014, 07:59 AM
I had so many more ideas for this plugin... maybe one day :)

erikals
01-30-2014, 12:42 PM
it's quite nice as it is, thank you for making it, it's of good use... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/king.gif

prometheus
01-30-2014, 01:05 PM
I had so many more ideas for this plugin... maybe one day :)

Must send some appreciation thanks to you... for the plugins as well as the background images and textures

Michael

ANS
01-31-2014, 04:38 AM
I had so many more ideas for this plugin... maybe one day :)

It will be appreciated. Your plugins have always been very useful, for me i.e. bezier bridge, when i made model of trumpet...
I cannot wait for something new! :)