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07-05-2004, 11:33 AM
I've been using LightWave for many years and strangely have never needed to model a general cylinder from splines... but now I do!
I remember you could do something like this in RayDream Designer (if anyone remembers what that is) - define a curve for the axis, a curve for the radius along the axis, and a cross section. I know how to do almost the same thing in LW - define a curve in a background layer, cross section in foreground, and use Rail Extrude. But I can't figure out how to vary the radius according to a curve. Any ideas?
I'm still using LW 7.5.


07-05-2004, 02:00 PM
I think rail extrude multiple is the lightwave equivalent of that raydream tool.