What about square pipes


just say yes

Making square rods
(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Ryan- How would you orient the square? For now, the workaround is - select a round pipe (un capped) and ChangeDegree in V to 1.


let’s not get bogged down with the details pascal.


I guess you have a type-in or gizmo for setting degrees off vertical at various points along the path if that’s desired… Same way you change pipe diameters along the path.


I think what would be magical. is to have, something similar to sweep Modifier in 3D Max.

(Brian James) #5

Yes, use Grasshopper.

If you want a definition to show how, let me know… probably only a few components are needed.

(Dale Fugier) #6

A couple of scripts are mentioned here…


Square pipe built into Rhino would be most excellent. ChangeDegree does not work for a polysurface. Orientation of the square could be default perpendicular(normal?) to the line and oriented on the z-axis. The rotation could be added with a degree input? Something along the lines of sweep1? Avoiding the hassle of drawing, then orienting the rectangle?