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Old 06-12-2002, 07:40 PM   #1
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This is basic but I'm having trouble with it. I'm trying to smoothly skew a poly cylinder the same as I did to this cube (see pic). With this it's just selecting the top edge of one side, the bottom edge of the other and scaling along the z-axis. Simple but I've been practicing the same thing with a cylinder and can't seem to get an even diagonal. Have tried playing with edges, vertices, and faces, both moving and scaling but no luck. I realize i could do it by drawing cv curves and applying rotate but I'm trying to get my poly modeling skills up to par. Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 06-12-2002, 09:04 PM   #2
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are you trying to do this as in the picture? if so, just select all the top faces of the cylinder (i used the standard for making a poly cylinder) and move the faces in x or z. that does the job. otherwise you need to explain better what you mean, it is not clear what you did to the cube in your pic.

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That's exactly what I was trying to do. I restored everything to default and did it your way and it worked fine. The only difference when I originally tried it was that I had rotated it first in the z-axis so everytime I tried working with faces, it pulled them straight out instead of at an angle. That's what was throwing me off. Still getting used to working with 3D directions.
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Alternativly you could choose the vertices and just move'em.
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