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djones3D Max splines -- cone shaped spiral
by on May 23, 2006 at 5:21:15 pm

I am trying to make a path for an arrow that would be a spiral that is pulled up into a cone shape.

How do I reshape a spiral so that the path is even from top to bottom of the cone. Imagine a car racing up a mountain that is a cone shape or a string of lights on a christmas tree.

I made the spiral in Illustrator.

If I pull up on the individual vectors the path gets funky when looked at from the side (which is the view that I need.


Thanks


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max nixRe: 3D Max splines -- cone shaped spiral
by on May 23, 2006 at 7:20:50 pm

Have you tried the helix pline shape in 3ds max it has controls for hieght as well as begining and end radius.



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djonesRe: 3D Max splines -- cone shaped spiral
by on May 23, 2006 at 8:47:36 pm

You are a lifesaver. I have been plowing thru tutorials and the manual and somehow I missed that one button. Thanks a million.


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