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tube faillure

Aug 04 2012 | 6:14 pm


2 question ?

– i do a kind of snake used vishnu and shiva to make tail from boids3d point. next i send it on a to draw it. if i used "line" pathstyle all is ok, but if i used "tube" i have a big disorder ! draw flare up !!! i don’t understand why…
if you have a suggested ?

– my second step is to let a shadow of the "snake" movement, like a feedback effect.
i used 2 matrix in view, and change the dim properties to change the "lenght feedback", but when i change value the matrix erase and i can changing it gradually.
how i can do this ?

my goal is to create a smoke draw like a cloud or nubula, a kinking of slime drawing by boid point. i have search to make it with slab object but not good result. but i think he can do better result…
if anyone can help me about the process, it’s welcome.

in link an example patch


Aug 05 2012 | 2:03 pm

Salut oranoutan
for your first question,
if you set the dim to "10 2" to "aaa jit.matrix" in your poly, it ‘ll work…
Even more you use a 5 plane matrix why ? the great thing on is the object accept 10 plane matrix (position x/y/z, color r/g//b/a, scale x/y, and orient, angle !)


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Aug 06 2012 | 10:25 am

salut matmat

thanks for your reply, but now i don’t have flare up but some flash whose cross over the screen !
i have try some stuff on matrix but nothing good.
for exemple, i join a small video. you can download it :

for 5 plane matrix… no reason. run good like this, with gl.mesh on max5… also, it’s just one week i have do max6 update… i learn new stuff ;)
and i’m from music… i bring forward in blind in jitter… if you have suggest, it’s welcome…


Aug 08 2012 | 9:07 am

may be you can try in poly…
But i’m not sure "" is the good object for what you want,
have you tried ?

Aug 08 2012 | 5:24 pm

hi oranoutan.
cool patch!

for the "tube" problem, you can either set your @joinstyle attribute to "raw" instead of the default of "angle", or you can change your @interpmode to "linear" (which will also help speed up calculations).

Aug 09 2012 | 12:09 am

thanks Robert, run good with "raw" attribute.

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