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Old 14-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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how do you make a metal coil in fast and easy way? should i use nurb or polygon?
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Old 14-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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create->polygon primitives->helix

Then play with the settings. It will probably be the fastest way.
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thanks, now i face another problem, how do you bend the coil? or i have to adjust part by part?
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thanks, now i face another problem, how do you bend the coil? or i have to adjust part by part?
You can use a bend deformer. Those are in the Animation menu set under Create Deformers>Nonlinear Deformers. Or even use a lattice and that is under the same menu as the nonlinear deformers.
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i select the non-linear bend deformer but all i can see is a straight line appearing, how do i control it? thanks...
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Have a look in the help files
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i found the solution thanks
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