View Full Version : How to make coil spring in modeler

03-13-2003, 01:42 AM
Please tell me how to model coil spring for the car suspension in this lightwave

03-13-2003, 07:31 AM
There's a couple of ways to do it. One is show here http://www.suture.net/tutorials/modeling/page03.htm

PS take a look

Darth Mole
03-13-2003, 11:25 AM
There's also a couple of tools that create spline curve helixes. This is the one I use instead of the naff LW version...


then all you need do is make a circular poly, line it up with the end point of the helix in the background layer, and Rail Extrude it.

03-13-2003, 11:40 AM
Page 24.8 LW 7 manual....Hint/to create coiled spring.........
the rest is up to you!
hope this helps