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06-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Lightwave has bones, the bend deformation tool and morphs.
Is there any plugins or techniques for bending a cylinder flat?

Bones gives me little indentions in the polys (soft ripple) and Defomer (Bend) has huge lacking in where the center of bend happens... like it only works from the edge for a credible bend.

Any help will be appreciated?

06-04-2012, 07:30 PM
It is easy to use the bend deformer to bend a flat shape into a cylinder. I don't know of an easy way to do the reverse.

06-04-2012, 07:36 PM
I got it to bend but I can't get it to bend from the center of the flat mode and curl from both sides to make a cylinder/

06-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Post an image illustrating the prob.

06-08-2012, 03:06 PM
The attached scene file bends a plane into a sphere using the bend deformers. You can turn it into a cylinder by disabling the top and bottom control nulls on the object properties deform tab. Let me know if you want an explanation of how the bend deformers work.


06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Thank you