Corrugated Pipes with the Spline Wrap Deformer and a Cloner

This Five Minute Tip was inspired by one of my YouTube viewers. The viewer in question (Sean) asked what techniques I would use to create corrugated pipe that’s easily repeatable and can be deformed along a curving path. I immediately thought of using a MoGraph Cloner to repeat the pipe segment, a Connect object to glue the pieces together, and a Spline Wrap deformer to make it follow the pipe.

After creating a quick mock-up  I realized that it took me about 5 minutes, and thus it could make a great Five Minute Tip. Check out the video below for the full technique.

Here is a link to the sample file shown in the tutorial.


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  1. those are a LOT of polygons for one shape…

  2. Realy great tutorial! Very usefull. Thank you

  3. Man, its me again lol, i’ve being trying to do de corrugated pipe, i dont
    have trouble with the rest of the tutorial, but how can i do to do the pipe
    without have soooo many polygons?, when i apply the Hnurb and make all the
    object editable all the polygons dont help to the rest of the process, by
    the way your pipe and your cables tutos they help me a lot and to do some
    things faster :)

  4. why when I put my spline in the deformer, it takes de shape bur a looot
    more bigger 

  5. Great for my gasmask… I really needed this. Thanks so much Jamie!

  6. How did you model that shape on a cylinder polygon ?

  7. this is a very very useful tip/tutorial

  8. Thanks a lot for the tut! I have another question about the spline wrap: how do I control the tailing attribute? It’s driving me nuts… :/

  9. could you possibly send me the pipe part ? really nice tutorial aswell!

  10. really i need this tutorial, very thks Jamie!

  11. Very clear tutorial. Well explained, nice pace.

    Could definitely come in handy sometime.

    Keep up the great work!

  12. Hey, thanks you, I look all your tips, thanks you very much 😀 !!!

  13. Thank you brother! I do not speak English, but I understand you very well! Good luck in everything!

  14. Thanks Jamie, this was great. Even with the file you sent me it didn’t fully make sense until I watched this. Very helpful. Thank you so much for doing this.

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