Scripted Plug-ins Package for 3ds Max.
NURBS Quadratic Surfaces contains nine plugins for easy and flexible modeling of the quadratic surfaces (that could be presented by one equation).
Those quadratic surfaces are:
- Double Hyperboloid (DH);
- Hyperbolic Paraboloid (HP);
- Elliptic Cylinder (EC);
- Parabolic Cylinder (PC);
- Hyperbolic Cylinder (HC).
You could test only NURBS Ellipsoid v2.0 from here!
To get all nine, please click here.
NURBS Double Hyperboloid
NURBS Hyperbolic Paraboloid
NURBS Elliptic Cylinder
NURBS Hyperbolic Cylinder
Quadratic surfaces have very important geometric (some of them known as optical) properties. These features are useful for design of real objects, processes and phenomenon. There are some techniques for their construction now, but they are very complicated and difficult for use (using intersection of a cone (to produce a spline) and then using rotation and translation to produce most of them). That is why the target of my tools-development is the representation of the quadratic surfaces making them useful for geometric modeling.
The most popular mathematical model in the graphics systems for representing and designing surfaces is NURBS. NURBS surfaces are parametric, which is a good advantage for computer realization.
[If you are interested in modeling with the quadratic curves as well, in the subsection Curves you will find plugin scripts for representing arcs of ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas by NURBS curves NURBS Conical Arcs Plugin-scripts Package v1.4 for 3ds Max.]
To get all 9 plug-ins included in the package NURBS Quadratic Surfaces and all 3 plug-ins included in the package NURBS Conical Arcs,
please click here!