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10-03-2017, 09:24 AM
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to ask you all if you know a good tutorial or plugin for creating (braided) baskets?

something like this:


I remember i have seen such a tool for 3dmax, but i forgot the name/link (and would prefer to have something that works in lw of course).

thanks in advance

stiff paper
10-03-2017, 10:59 AM
I had to make one of those many, many years ago. I never worked out any automated way.

It was all curves and then rail extrudes. I started by working out how far apart the curves needed to be by making a couple of straws and seeing out how thick they needed to be. I used whole loops for the basket, not a spiral. It looked fine; I think you'd have to closely examine it to see it was "wrong". Work out where the verticals are then make two loops, one with alternate verts pulled in/out and the other opposite to that. Then just clone them. I made a whole vertical sided basket out of curves, then used tapering (and maybe magnet) to get the shape right. This was the key thing; leaving it all as curves until right at the end.

You'll probably get halfway through all the rail extrudes at the end before bursting into tears and cursing LW's crappy, misbehaving "Oriented" functionality.

Sorry. Don't know a better way. I don't remember it taking that long to do, though.

10-03-2017, 11:08 AM
Baskets, wicker chairs, etc, are child's play with displacement maps and pbr materials in Octane, et al...

10-03-2017, 11:09 AM

10-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Wasn't there a plugin "Rope" or "LW Rope" or "Rope Pro" or something like that, that would do chains, ropes, vines, etc and weave them together?

10-03-2017, 01:18 PM
Wasn't there a plugin "Rope" or "LW Rope" or "Rope Pro" or something like that, that would do chains, ropes, vines, etc and weave them together?


https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A9mSs2yp4dNZTVcAtBRLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0Z TgxN3Q0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwaXZz?p= rope+editor+plus&fr2=piv-web&fr=yfp-t#id=3&vid=3def8d7393abae777fadd90deef9217d&action=view

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