What is the SmartDuplicate plug-in?
SmartDuplicate is ticket01′s powerful and the only available solution for Autodesk® Maya® to creating duplicated objects along curves and edge loops with easy-to-set-up guide objects, making it the best solution of its kind.
What are the benefits using SmartDuplicate over any other solution?
Have you ever tried to duplicate an object and changing the count afterwards? Yes? Well then you know that it, unfortunately, simply doesn’t work. Have you ever tried to duplicate an object along a curve? Did a client ask you to duplicate an object along a curve with a specific distance? Have you ever tried duplicating an object across another object? If you ever wondered how to do all of this, SmartDuplicate is the answer!
What duplication modes does SmartDuplicate support?
SmartDuplicate allows you to duplicate any kind of Maya supported geometry along a curve. You can either set the total count of duplicates or the distance between two duplicates. Additional duplicates will be created as redundant ones will be deleted automatically.
You can simply duplicate an object along a curve or use two curves to have full control over the duplicates’ tilt and orientation. You can also duplicate objects along a curve and use a guide object, which can be a NURBS surface or a mesh, to control the duplicates’ orientation and position.