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Hello,

I need help trying to bend a bunch of curves into a tapered like shape. The attached image will explain better:

splineTaper02.thumb.jpg.2a821e9359d1ff13b85a0bf3aba04ec3.jpg

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You have that file here

bulge with chops Lag I Think...Just check rar file

 

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The Guide Process SOP in Bend mode works for this. You just have to define a prim attr that you can use as a bend axis... for this it'd be crossing N and up (the "forward" axis of the curves). Check the attached file.

xoxo

bend_curves_out_toadstorm.hip

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22 minutes ago, toadstorm said:

The Guide Process SOP in Bend mode works for this. You just have to define a prim attr that you can use as a bend axis... for this it'd be crossing N and up (the "forward" axis of the curves). Check the attached file.

xoxo

bend_curves_out_toadstorm.hip

This is cool is there a way I can use it in my intial set up?

scene file attached:

Bendlines_v001.hip

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Sure, you just need to figure out what your central axis is (in your scene it's just the Z-axis) and then figure out a vector from each point to that line... then cross that with N (the tangent of each curve) and you have yourself a bend axis.

Bendlines_v002_toadstorm.hip

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16 minutes ago, toadstorm said:

Sure, you just need to figure out what your central axis is (in your scene it's just the Z-axis) and then figure out a vector from each point to that line... then cross that with N (the tangent of each curve) and you have yourself a bend axis.

Bendlines_v002_toadstorm.hip

I owe you a beer sir!

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Just now, jonidunno said:

I owe you a beer sir!

damn straight you do, see you next month i hope

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