# Maya Curves

Here is a little script I found from here, that allows you to query the amount of points (or cv’s) on a curve, where curveShape1 is the name of the curve you have created.

string $curve = "curveShape1"; int $numSpans = `getAttr ( $curve + ".spans" )`; int $degree = `getAttr ( $curve + ".degree" )`; int $form = `getAttr ( $curve + ".form" )`; int $numCVs = $numSpans + $degree; // Adjust for periodic curve: if ( $form == 2 ) $numCVs -= $degree;

I then used this to be able to spread the cv’s along the y axis, where ‘curve1’ is the name of your curve.

for ($i = 0; $i < $numCVs; ++$i ) { vector $low = `pointPosition -w curve1.cv[0]`; vector $high = `pointPosition -w curve1.cv[$numCVs-1]`; float $gap = ($high.y - $low.y)/($numCVs-1); vector $pos = `pointPosition -w curve1.cv[$i]`; select curve1.cv[$i]; $var = $lowNew.y + $i*$gap; move -y $var; };

*Gary*