View Full Version : creating a cylinder by rotating a rectangle

calif newbie
10-21-2007, 09:06 PM
If you start with a rectangle and rotate the rectangle around one of its edges, you will create a cylinder (solid). Is there a way of producing an animation which shows the cylinder being created as the rectangle rotates?

10-21-2007, 10:42 PM
like this?

calif newbie
10-22-2007, 08:26 PM
I have not been able to open your file, and so I cannot reply.

I think I basically want to lathe an area and see that it happening in layout.

10-22-2007, 08:55 PM
calif newbie --- Get 7-Zip, here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/ . It's free, and it'll open zip and rar compressed files.

prospector --- I think what calif newbie is after starts out as a 2D rectangle, which lathes into an expanding 3D pie-shaped section, ultimately resulting in a cylinder.

10-24-2007, 08:27 PM

calif newbie
10-29-2007, 09:26 PM
Or starting with a 2-d semi-circle and lathe it around the diameter to form a sphere. I want to be able to animate the lathing process in layout.

10-30-2007, 01:03 PM
On Splinegod's site he has a video about rotating an eyelid that may give some ideas.

10-30-2007, 01:16 PM
search www.flay.com for fertilizer. its a plugin that allows stuff like that.