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02-05-2004, 09:30 PM
I'm new to lightwave... my school recently purchased v7.0.

What I am trying to do is have a globe with a ring around it. I can make the ball shape but I cannot make a proper ring. I have used a thin cylinder shape but it's not the same. Would someone be able to tell me how to make a proper "ring"?

02-05-2004, 11:29 PM
Make a disk (say 24 sides).
put the picker in poly mode (bottom of screen)
click on the disk and it will turn yellow.

click the button for 'smooth shift' and click in any window
now click on the size button and put it in the center of the disk and drag (left clicked) to the left till you see the size rings you want
hit delete (the yellow ring will go away)

TADA !!!!

Oh and upgrade to 7.5..it's free

02-06-2004, 03:49 AM

cool, this works^^

02-06-2004, 09:49 AM
Excellent! Thank you. And now just one more question... I have text that I want to conform to the shape of the ring...how do I do that?