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Davveys Gear Generator 1.0.3 for Maya (maya script)

Davveys Gear Generator

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  • 8.x, 7.x, 6.x, 5.x, 4.x

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows


Last Modified:04/07/2007
File Size: 63.3 KB

Note:- Any Duplicate files contained in any of my script packs can be used. Just ensure you copy the latest version of any file. These script packs are being built up using some common utility type scripts which are shared across more than one pack.

Version 1.0.3
Corrected script error to work on Mac OS versions of Maya.

Description Section

These Scripts will build Dimensional accurate Metric Gears using the relevant ISO Standards and the GUI will show the English Equivalent during the setting up of the various options.

Just install scripts in any Maya script path and install Icon and any Image files in Maya/Prefs/Icons directory

Usage Section

Type DVY_Gears in command line or middle mouse drag it to a shelf. There is an Icon file supplied to use with the Shelf Button.

Currently only Spur, Single and Double Helical plus Herringbone style Helical can be produced. Helical are in Right and Left Hand Styles.

After Building Gear Group can be added to as the GUI can only handle 10 Gears per Group but by adding this number is unlimited per Group. Gear types can not be mixed in each Group but can be built a a seperate Group. Once building is completed in a Group that Group can be rigged to set up correctly meshed drives and individual gears can be rotated to any rotational position and still be correctly meshed. Default speed is 1 RPM for first Gear in a Group but an attribute allows this to be set to any value desired (inluding reverse). All Gears in a Group will rotate at correct speed based on Ratios to connecting Gears.

Also Gear groups can be "cross" connected so that first Group can drive any other Group (see Script Header or ReadMe for more info

Choose the number of teeth, type and material for the gears. It may not be possible to achieve target speed ratios precisely because gears must, of course, have an integer number of teeth and also because gears in catalogues must be chosen from a preferred list of numbers of teeth. The full range which this script can produce includes Series 1 and 2 which is extracted from JIS B 1701-1973 Standards.

A Chain of Muliple gears can be set up to achieve any desired ratio if required

Note:- The Scale of the Gears will be adjusted to set correct Gear Size relevant to the correct size for the Users Maya Unit settings i.e mm, cm, m, in, ft, yd.

Installation example (for Maya 8.0):

1. Install scripts in the Maya Script directory
E:Documents and SettingsDavveyMy DocumentsMaya8.0scripts

2. Install all icons (xpm files) in
E:Documents and SettingsDavveyMy DocumentsMaya8.0prefsicons

Thanks and enjoy any comments good or bad let me know at Also please rate the scripts if you like them and any feedback on additions required.

Please use the Bug System to report any bugs.
Please use the Feature Requests to give me ideas.
Please use the Support Forum if you have any questions or problems.
Please rate and review in the Review section.

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