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30-06-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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how to model: chandelier section
hey guys. need some input. i have started to model a chandelier that is in my dining room and am wondering what you guys think would be the best way to model this section of a chandelier?

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30-06-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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i would say 2 nurbs for each curve thing one. bend it and make the end smaller - e.g. with an animated circle that gets smaller while going to the end (then snapshot and loft). done

but of course there is at least 100 other ways of doing it
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30-06-2003, 03:13 PM   #3
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but of course there is at least 100 other ways of doing it
ain't that the truth.

One of the other 100 ways to do it would be to take a nurbs sphere and use a few different deformers on it. If you know how to use them well, you can make fast work of this.
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01-07-2003, 12:30 AM   #4
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Yea. I really could think of several ways to do that. Not all of them involve nurbs, but for a shape like that they are the best way to go.
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01-07-2003, 01:33 AM   #5
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OK, I'll get started on it and see what I come up with. Thanks for the input.
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