View Full Version : Lathe: ALMOST 360? and: "No Close" option

05-30-2012, 03:34 PM
When you perform a LATHE operation with zero offset, IIRC when you specify a End Angle very close to 360, like 359.8, Lathe just goes ahead and closes of the mesh, as if you had specified 360.

Also, there's no option/checkbox for NOT closing the mesh.

What's an efficient procedure to create, let us say, a "pie", but one that has an interior division at angle zero/360?

05-30-2012, 04:27 PM
I don't know of a way to do that, but there's a quick and easy workaround...
Let lathe do a full 360 with 1 additional segment than you want in final, and delete that last extra segment.

05-30-2012, 04:29 PM
Hey liquidpope I was wondering where were you and your modeling tricks :D

05-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Haha! I'm hoping to be around a lot more lately.
Still got lots of tricks to share...

06-01-2012, 09:17 AM
can you not use numerical values on lathe tool ??? edit you can ... but that's not what you want!