View Full Version : Somebody help me please

03-11-2005, 11:24 AM
Hello - I have no experience with LightWave at all - I am an aerospace engineering student, so I am used to CAD. However, LightWave is the only program I can use to generate a model to put into Satellite Tool Kit to run a scenario. I need to make a simple octagonally -extruded satellite with some solar cells attached to the surface and a couple of booms protruding from the sides. Can anyone give me an idea of how to start this in modeler? I am sure it way easier than most of the stuff on here, but I need to get this done by the end of my semester and so far I have ogtten nowhere. Thanks for your help.


03-11-2005, 11:42 AM
For the body, just make a disc using the Numeric panel. set the axis and size as you need. Then, set it for 8 sides. Use tubes and boxes for the booms and solar panels. It's probably easier to put each piece in it's own layer to keep everything easily editable.