Catenary Spline


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This 3ds Max plugin, for 3ds Max 2017 or later, makes it easy for users to create a Catenary Spline. For those unfamiliar with the term, Catenary means…

In physics and geometry, a catenary is the curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends. The catenary curve has a U-like shape, superficially similar in appearance to a parabolic arch, but it is not a parabola

In simple terms, it’s the curve of a spline generated when a cable is sagging between two points. This plugin lets you create splines from one point to another. This is helpful when creating powerlines, walkway railings…ect.


Version 2.0

  • Animated support of objects the spline attaches to

Version 1.0

  • Supports 3ds Max 2012 or newer
  • Distortion options for Spline points
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes where duplicate points were being created

Version 0.1

  • Supports 3ds Max 2012 or newer

Installation Directions

  1. Unzip the downloaded contents and drag-n-drop the into your 3dsMax viewport.


  1. With 3ds Max open, go to the create panel
  2. From here select the Shapes tab
  3. Change the Category dropdown to JokerMartini where you will see the Catenary spline shape.
  4. Enjoy

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