View Full Version : Caterpiller Tracks

kiwi dave
05-28-2006, 03:26 AM
I've just modelled a flat set of tracks for a tank, and now I want to curve them around the "drums" that will power them.

What is the best way of doing this?

I've tried using bend, but that curves the whole track and I want them to be flat on the top and bottom, and only curved at the ends. Should I be modelling the track in sections perhaps?



05-28-2006, 04:38 AM
Have a look at:




05-28-2006, 05:48 AM
Are you trying to model them around the drums or animate them?
You can use rail clone if youre modeling them.

kiwi dave
05-28-2006, 12:48 PM
Thanks Rayek and Larry for your replies.

Rail clone was a nice solution to the problem.

Thanks again.


05-28-2006, 04:11 PM
Kia Ora Dave! :)
You might check on flay.com
There used to be an interactive version of rail clone there. :)

kiwi dave
05-28-2006, 04:18 PM
Kia Ora Larry.

Nice touch of kiwiana there :)

Will do a search on flay for the interactive version.


05-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Theres actually a LWver in Greytown? Aint that cool!

I was just there in Feb. What a wonderful country you have.

Saw the most bizarre sunset ever there; a green one over the Tasmin sea.

How many LWvers are there in NZ?


kiwi dave
05-30-2006, 04:45 PM
Glad you likes our little town, and NZ in general Drfoley.

I'm not sure how many LWvers there are in NZ, but there are quite a few who keep popping up on this forum. I think I might be the only one in Greytown, but that's not too surprising considering the size of the place.

Its not a bad set up. I look up from my monitor (with bleary eyes) and look out to green pastures and native bush.


05-31-2006, 09:24 PM
Mmmmm... native bush...