Point_Curve : Shape

Point_Curves are NURBS curve objects defined by interpolated points. All NURBS objects are created through the special NURBS descriptor classes (see Working with NURBS) and the Point_Curve class is used typically in object class testing with the classOf() function. Scene objects created as Point Curve shape objects in the 3ds Max user interface have the class Point_Curve.


NURBSNode <nurbs_set> ...

See Creating New NURBS Objects for details.


<Point_Curve>.angle   Float   default: 0.0 -- animatable

The rotational position of the cross-section in the renderer.

<Point_Curve>.thickness   Float default: 1.0 -- animatable

Diameter of the rendered curve.

<Point_Curve>.sides   Float   default: 12.0 -- animatable

Sets the number of sides for the curve mesh in the renderer. A value of 4 will give you a square cross section, for example.

<Point_Curve>.renderable     Boolean   default: true

When on, the curve is displayed in the rendered scene.

<Point_Curve>.mapCoords     Boolean   default: false

Turn this on to apply mapping coordinates. The U coordinate wraps once around the thickness of the NURBS curve; the V coordinate is mapped once along the length of the curve.

Additional properties for point curves are accessed through a NURBSSet descriptor object. See Working with NURBS for more details.

See also

Shape Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

NURBS Node Properties and Methods

Node Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

MAXWrapper Common Properties, Operators, and Methods

Value Common Properties, Operators, and Methods