TUBE FROM CURVE – OVERVIEW
Tube From Curve creates a polygon tube from a selected curve/s with various options.
Select a curve and run the tool and a polygon tube will be created.
There’s no easy to use tool in Maya for extruding tubes along a curve.
Tube From Curve instantly creates polygon tubes from curves with interactive settings.
The GUI uses Paint FX to create the curve. You’ll find attribute options on the live mesh, and you can tweak it’s settings at any time.
Note: This setup should be baked before rigging. Paint FX curves can cause slow down on live rigs.