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Gary Wales
07-22-2009, 09:46 AM
Well, having trawled through t'internet it's clearly about time this subject was revisited as most tuts are 404'd.

I'm looking to model a coiled cable/telephone cable on a path and I haven't found an elegant or simple solution or plug-in that works with LightWave 9. Can you kind folk help at all?

Thank you.

07-22-2009, 09:58 AM

And see the tutorial on introduction to Helix.

07-22-2009, 12:53 PM
Make a spline, offset it from the origian, use the twist tool to make a helix and then use this to rail etrude.

Gary Wales
07-23-2009, 02:49 AM
Thank you both very much - both superb solutions. The spline one is so simple I want to sulk at my lack of lateral thinking!