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DCjr
04-28-2016, 10:05 PM
I seem to remember a modeling tool that created tubular mesh from 2 point poly meshes. Does anyone remember the name of it?

Thanks!

prometheus
04-28-2016, 10:23 PM
I seem to remember a modeling tool that created tubular mesh from 2 point poly meshes. Does anyone remember the name of it?

Thanks!

there is one called truss, but I think pictrix tube tools might be better...once installed I think they get the name ume tube point,tube poly,tube point chain,
http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/tube/index.html

https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/truss2/

or for more advanced merged polychains, like polychains ore edges with connected multibranches(three lines or edges sharing the same point)... install blender and use the skin modifier, you can use any polychain or edges or create lines with the line pen tool in lightwaveand save out as obj import to blender and use the skin modifier to make a mesh from that...then send back to lightwave, no tool in lightwave can do the same as that in one go.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9FPg-1HxO8&list=PLdaQ-nxd0g2dM40IQ-J3c1Or4Cm6i1t8F&index=3

DCjr
04-28-2016, 11:36 PM
Thanks
I will check out these!

DCjr
04-29-2016, 12:03 AM
Truss2 is perfect.

But it is no longer available
:(

gerry_g
04-29-2016, 03:42 AM
Hexagon the standalone modeller from Daz if still available did all that with the advantage that all polly lines could be cut pasted welded deformed rounded etc before turning into tubes of definable size and division, and what about LWCad not quite the same but tube creation non the less

daforum
04-29-2016, 04:12 AM
Have a look at Pictrix's Tube Tools: https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/tube-tools/

( Direct link: http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/tube/index.html )

Hope it helps :)

prometheus
04-29-2016, 08:41 AM
Hexagon the standalone modeller from Daz if still available did all that with the advantage that all polly lines could be cut pasted welded deformed rounded etc before turning into tubes of definable size and division, and what about LWCad not quite the same but tube creation non the less

lwcad yes..if he wantīs all the other stuff too and can pay for it, but lw cad just for that..think not.
Hexagon doesnīt seem free


Have a look at Pictrix's Tube Tools: https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/entry/tube-tools/

( Direct link: http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/tube/index.html )

Hope it helps :)

yes..I mentioned those and that is the way he should go, they work pretty nicely and free, so if truss isnīt available, I would say use that.
otherwise as I said..using blender skin could be a good free alternative also, since it is free..just a little quirky to learn I guess.
You can create polychains, use the line pen, or copy any edge in lightwave just delete polygonal faces, then save out and in to blender and add the skin modifier, the good thing is that you can edit the polylines/chain by smoothing the curves out with subdivision modifier or extend the lines "e" and you cand move twist them ..a lot of options there, but those operations will be on the chain so then the skin will follow nicely.

I have a lot of vids showcasing that process and a thread about it...might be worth lookin in to if One needs more advanced branches or connections that are fused, but otherwise..pictrix tube tools, erikals have showcased those on the tube.

http://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=133627&d=1461940850

DCjr
04-29-2016, 11:16 AM
Thank you!