Cables Spline is a shape plugin for 3ds Max which gives users the ability to create suspended cables along cylindrical paths. In this video below you’ll see how to use the plugin and ways to create various bundles of cables.
Works for 3ds Max 2016 (Service Pack 2), 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or later.
The default settings use the Catenary Curve algorithm to properly control the shape of the draping cables, mimicking real world suspension.
1. Close all instances of 3ds Max
2. Place the contents of the downloaded zip file (*.mse), into your max scripts startup directory. ex. (C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max ####\scripts\Startup\)
3. Open 3ds Max and under the Create panel, click the Spline tab and change the category to JokerMartini and you’ll see Cable Spline.