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; a polygon tube will be created.
There’s no easy tool for extruding tubes along a curve in Maya.
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 its settings at any time.
Note: This setup should be baked before rigging. Paint FX curves can cause slow-down on live rigs.