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    Twist while rail extending?

    Ok, Im sure I saw how to do it somewhere, but maybe someone has an answer or can point me to the tool thats right in front of me in 2018.06?

    Im making wire bundles and using rail extrude to get them going where I want...but I also want the wires twist around the path as they extend.

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    Ok I finally figured it out...used an old plugin Extrude+, worked great for it.
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    Can we see what you did?
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    Just made some wires for a project..ill show more of that when its done.....heres the result of the wire

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    Looking good lwanmtr.
    Is it an electrical wire setup?
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    Yeah electrical wiring...i had to cheat and make it all one polygon cause the plugin needs it...then i later went and surfaced for the wire colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwanmtr View Post
    Yeah electrical wiring...i had to cheat and make it all one polygon cause the plugin needs it...then i later went and surfaced for the wire colors
    Rope editor should be the best I think, commercial and light version I think is available.
    Px bezier may be the better free alternative, if you can find it.

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    I looked at Rope editor, but dont have the $50 for it right now...didnt see a free version. I have Px Bezier too, but couldnt figure it out and decided to try it later..kinda on a little time constraint.
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    PX Bezier is perfect for this sort of thing, you can actually interactively bend and twist the wires to get them exactly where you want them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwanmtr View Post
    I looked at Rope editor, but dont have the $50 for it right now...didnt see a free version. I have Px Bezier too, but couldnt figure it out and decided to try it later..kinda on a little time constraint.

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    Thanks for the video. When I was checking it out (to be sure hadnt seen the vid) i liked the control over the curve. If I have enough time I might revisit that and redo my wiring.
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