Light Tube Maker

between Exterior mesh and Interior surface

This script creates an articulated light tube between an exterior and interior surface. The geometric rig takes into account each surface's normals at a point in relation to the point at the other end of the tube. The tube is built out to have an accordion middle with a light dome or intake grill on the exterior and a glass lens or intake grill on the interior.

Rendered Overview

Exterior Overview

Interior Overview

Lightwell Detail View

Air Intake/Exhaust Detail View

In Action

Moving the Tube around the Surface

Changing the overall size of the Tube

Changing the size of the Frames

Changing the size of the Cutting Volume

Script Overview