View Full Version : Lathe Scaling missing

09-07-2003, 07:09 AM
Hi Forum,

Recently I have discovered that ther is no Scaling in Lathe tool.
There is neither possible to increase/decrease Start/End angle using the Arows button and mouse.


It is impossible to create Conical shapes like conical spring,
se Pic1.
It is impossible to create the nd of cylindrical spring, se Pic1.

It is impossible to decide offset and then adjust Start/End angle to se how it will look.

I request the updating of Lathe tool.

Pawel C

09-07-2003, 08:06 AM
To create this kind of shape you can:

1. Make 1 pts polys

2. Use the lathe tool with an offest and enough sections to create the spring

3. You get a spring made of a 2 points chains, now use the Taper tool to change the size on 1 side like you want

4. Kill all the polys, lasso select the points, create a spline

Now you can use this spline with a circle shaped poly (or what you want) as an extrusion path.

This way you get much more control than with the lathe tool only.

09-07-2003, 09:28 AM
I agree with czesiu. That sort of thing can't be too hard to add.