Maya for 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
In this course we're going to look at something a little different, creating technically accurate 3D printed parts.
# 1 14-02-2010 , 06:33 PM
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how do you make metal coil within maya?

how do you make a metal coil in fast and easy way? should i use nurb or polygon?

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# 2 14-02-2010 , 06:37 PM
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create->polygon primitives->helix

Then play with the settings. It will probably be the fastest way.

# 3 14-02-2010 , 06:40 PM
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thanks, now i face another problem, how do you bend the coil? or i have to adjust part by part?

# 4 14-02-2010 , 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by vincentccw
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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# 5 14-02-2010 , 07:18 PM
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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...

# 6 14-02-2010 , 07:22 PM
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Have a look in the help files


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# 7 14-02-2010 , 08:07 PM
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i found the solution thanks user added image

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