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Old 03-04-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default *REQ* Bend Modifier Help

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble using the Bend deformer. I have made a thin, long box (Polygons) and I selected it and attached a bend modifier to it. My delima is this, it does bend. I want it to bend in the middle longways so as to create a "half a tube" effect. Does this make sense? I have tried to rotate the deformer and adjust the envelope and upper and lower limit but to no avail. Could someone hel me out on this one. I am sure this is an easy one to figure out. Thank you so much!!!!


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Old 03-04-2003, 02:33 PM   #2
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Is this what you mean?
I did by creating cube, wedge tool, extract tool.
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Default Not exactly

Thank you for the response but no. I do not have MAYA at my desk but imagine this.

1. Create a polygon cube.

2. Scale it so the height is thin and the width is long... Like a thin 2 X 4 piece of wood. (but a bit wider and thinnner)

3. I am trying to bend it in the middle (long ways) so that the polygon makes a "U" shape".

I wish I could post an example. I hope this helps. If not I will try to post an example this evening. Thank you again for your post and help.


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you could make a curve in U form and loft it with a circle/cube/whatever form.
in polygons the best way I can think of is just extruce several times in the bend directions and adjust a few vertices to make it look a bit smoother instead of edgy.
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Thanks,


I will have to give that a try.



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Make sure you have enough divisions to allow a bend.
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Default THAT IS IT!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!


THAT was my issue!! NOT ENOUGH DIVISIONS!!!!..Um... I love this forum....


OK where do I send the fruit basket for your help!!!!!! (HAHAHA)


Mental Note: USE MORE DIVISIONS IN THE FUTURE!!!!!


THank you again!!!!


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Default Re: THAT IS IT!!!!

Originally posted by SuperDave71
OK where do I send the fruit basket for your help!!!!!! (HAHAHA)
If that were the case, just about everyone here would have a fruit basket :p
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