The Gear Creator tool, which began as a school project in 2009, blossomed into a full-fledged tool in a few months.
Written in MEL script. Download the script and give it a try Here!
Gear Creator's highlighting features are:
- In-viewport gear sizing controls
- Procedural mesh and UV creation with multiple types of gears: Spur and Face gears
- Intuitive orbital style orientation controls that keep the gear's teeth meshed in real time.
- Animation ready via expressions, with rotation speed controls in the interface. Just press play!!
- Real-time attribute sliders that can alter attributes for multiple gears at a time
- Gear-by-gear creation style, where each new gear will snap to the side of the previous one
- Random gear creation with value ranges for all attributes, creates a string of gears