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sokhoeum
01-11-2007, 09:52 AM
Hello to all,
I have owned LW 3D since version 4. I mostly use it for flying logo (Asian texts). I have no experience in modeling at all. Now when it comes to create a 3D Triangle object I do not know how to create it. How can I do it? Where can I buy it? Please help!

Thank you in advance,
Sokhoeum

Otterman
01-11-2007, 09:57 AM
Not sure if this applies to such an early version of lw but using lw 8.5, can find it in create :primitives: platonic solid tool.

Vola-instant 3d triangle.

Surrealist.
01-11-2007, 09:57 AM
Please Define "3D triangle object". Do you mean the mesh is tris not quads?

gjjackson
01-11-2007, 10:16 AM
Maybe a pyramid?

sokhoeum
01-11-2007, 11:32 AM
Yes like a pyramid. I'm using LW 7.5c w/ VT4 and LW 8.3 standalone version.

Thanks,
Sokhoeum

Surrealist.
01-11-2007, 12:25 PM
Well then the recomendation to use the primitives, platonic solids tool is your answer. You'll find it in the create tab under more I believe.

sokhoeum
01-15-2007, 06:46 AM
Hello,
I did it! Thanks both of you for your tips.

Best,
Sokhoeum

kopperdrake
01-15-2007, 08:46 AM
Hehe - I never knew that :D I just make a cube, choose the top 4 points and the 'Weld Average' :)

BeeVee
01-15-2007, 08:49 AM
Not the same. That makes a pyramid, he made a tetrahedron. On the pyramid, the base is square, on the tetrahedron the base is an equilateral triangle.

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Red_Oddity
01-15-2007, 10:39 AM
Or you could just have used the 'Cone' tool and set 'sides' to 4.

avkills
01-15-2007, 11:05 AM
Or you could just have used the 'Cone' tool and set 'sides' to 4.

That is what I'd do; if I wanted a pyramid.

-mark

kopperdrake
01-15-2007, 05:14 PM
Not the same. That makes a pyramid, he made a tetrahedron. On the pyramid, the base is square, on the tetrahedron the base is an equilateral triangle.

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Ah - that'd be the 3-sided cone tool then, otherwise known as the 'slap BeeVee for being pedantic and showing me up for the fool I am' tool ;)

BeeVee
01-16-2007, 01:56 AM
:D Sorry about that Kopperdrake... ;)

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colkai
01-16-2007, 03:25 AM
box, select top 4 points, weld average. :)

BeeVee
01-16-2007, 03:31 AM
Ahh, you fell into the same trap... http://www.newtek.com/forums/showpost.php?p=482553&postcount=9

;)
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colkai
01-16-2007, 03:39 AM
DOH! :p
See, it's me old eyes guv'nor, ahh, where's me zimmer frame? ;)

kopperdrake
01-16-2007, 10:28 AM
ROFL :D I bet your grin was HUGE BeeVee - mine would've been :D

Talking of same mistakes - went into Game today to buy Burning Crusade and the guy in front of me forgot his debit card when he left the shop. I rushed out to find him, called him back and made a quiet funny at his expense to the girl behind the till.

2 minutes later she was rushing out of the shop after me...

BeeVee
01-17-2007, 01:43 AM
snigger... ;)

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