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pdrake
10-25-2005, 04:14 PM
is there a tool that will let you twirl your profile along a rail extrude? i need to make twisted, wrought iron on specific curves. bending after the twist is not accurate enough.

thanks.

example . . .

Celshader
10-25-2005, 04:54 PM
i need to make twisted, wrought iron on specific curves. bending after the twist is not accurate enough.

By "bending after the twist," do you mean bending with the Bend tool? If so...have you tried C_Bend (http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1341)? It lets you bend geometry to fit a curve/spline in a background layer. I've used that tool to make knots out of ropes.

If C_Bend is not accurate enough...other folks here might know of better solutions.

Capt Lightwave
10-26-2005, 04:06 AM
Why not try the Magic Bevel plugin....that way you can twist and bend as you go....

pdrake
10-26-2005, 10:19 AM
eh, formZ does this beautifully. i just had to find where it was.

thanks.