Cablerator manual

Cablerator is a Blender addon (2.8+) for creating and editing hanging cables:

  • create cables by clicking on geometry
  • create cables between points of curves
  • draw cables on geometry or planes
  • create cables from edges
  • create hanging cables from objects
  • create massive numbers of cables between selected faces
  • use Blender physics to simulate cables
  • create insulation between selected cables or objects
  • create simple rope-like structures between selected cables or objects
  • edit multiple cables width, assign profile quickly
  • add geometry as segments and end points for cables
  • create cables based on meshes
  • split cables with multi-curve profiles to separate cables
  • add and remove hooks to cable points

Quick Start

  1. Install the addon;
  2. Have some geometry in your scene: say the default cube;
  3. Open the addon submenu by using the default Shift+Alt+C shortcut (can be set in addon preferences);
  4. Select Create Cable;
  5. Click on faces of an object to define start and end points of the cable. Hold Ctrl/Cmd to snap to faces center;
  6. While in Create modal, press S and move your mouse to change the cable width: Left-Click to confirm. Press D to change cable tension;
  7. Left-Click to confirm the cable;
  8. Enter the curve Edit mode, select the point in the middle and move it to reshape the cable the way you want.

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