I have developed a little addon which generates pipes around mesh objects called Piperator. A detailed explanation can be found here: https://yeus.gitlab.io/post/2019-12-03-piperator0.91/.
current download link is here: https://gitlab.com/yeus/piperator/uploads/bf5033ee1ed2478128cf22c1826c1bdb/piperator.zip
This addon is an on-going development. And this is just a first version of the addon and several others. In the spirit of the blender open source community, I will always release a gpl-version here (if you want to support me you can also check out this link: https://www.patreon.com/yeus and for example suggest new features and vote on them). Additionally, I am preparing to release a more “enhanced” version on blender market at some point.
Some Examples of what can be done with this addon:
Version 0.91 update:
- Pipe Control with green & red vertex colors.
- up to five layers of pipes
–> see this post: https://yeus.gitlab.io/post/2019-12-03-piperator0.91-released/
and a little tutorial video:
I would be happy to see more examples in this thread!! (And also critique is VERY welcome)
All the best,