gridman

06-30-2006, 08:16 PM

I am doing a scientific animation and I'm trying to model something that's over my head (I'm pretty new to Lightwave).

I have attached a .jpg of what I'm working on. I have a spiral that I made with the Twist tool, and it goes around this sphere. What I need to do is collapse this spiral so that it marks a path on the surface of the sphere. For example, there are 48 points in the spiral, and if 48 lines were created where a point on the spiral was on one end, and the center of the sphere was the other end (of the line), then there would be 48 lines going from the spiral to the center of the sphere. Where these lines intersect the surface is where I need the spiral to be drawn on the surface.

Is there a clever way to do this?

Thanks for the help.

I have attached a .jpg of what I'm working on. I have a spiral that I made with the Twist tool, and it goes around this sphere. What I need to do is collapse this spiral so that it marks a path on the surface of the sphere. For example, there are 48 points in the spiral, and if 48 lines were created where a point on the spiral was on one end, and the center of the sphere was the other end (of the line), then there would be 48 lines going from the spiral to the center of the sphere. Where these lines intersect the surface is where I need the spiral to be drawn on the surface.

Is there a clever way to do this?

Thanks for the help.