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 24-11-2003, 04:55 PM #1 the_postal_dude Registered User     Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: noord_holland Posts: 25 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts rotational duplications Can some one explane to me how duplicate the circles with rotational values.. I mean duplicating the circle-curves with rotational and translating value with center pivot on the x-axis. __________________ RWS
 24-11-2003, 04:57 PM #2 Ra1Der Registered User     Join Date: Nov 2003 Posts: 65 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts isnt that wheel the one they used on the maya site? __________________ I am not worthy!
 24-11-2003, 05:05 PM #3 Pony Subscriber     Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: with PonysGirl Posts: 2,573 Thanks: 0 Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts don't know .. but would like to know my self.
 25-11-2003, 03:34 AM #4 the_postal_dude Registered User     Join Date: Apr 2003 Location: noord_holland Posts: 25 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts yes thats the wheel tutorial from deathbrain ... But i agree , rotational duplications with tranlations is complicated , i still don't understand. __________________ RWS
 25-11-2003, 04:11 AM #5 NitroLiq Moderator     Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: New York Posts: 2,133 Thanks: 0 Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts It's actually pretty easy. We know a circle is 360 degrees so divide that by the number of duplications you need and that will give you the degrees to rotate. So for example, in the wheel example above if you divide 360/5, you get 72, which is the degree of rotation you want for the five holes. Here's how you go about it: Draw your first curve shape and rotate/translate it to where you want it. Now press insert and move the shape's pivot point to the center of the wheel. Once it's centered, hit insert again to get out of pivot mode. Now go to your edit >duplicate> option box and look at the settings. Put 5 in the number of copies and 72 in the rotation box pertaining to the axis you want to rotate around (xyz left to right). Click duplicate and there you have it. Actually, you'll have one copy overlapping the original shape so you can just delete it. Or put 4 in the duplicate options. __________________ "Terminat Bora Diem, Terminal Auctor opus." Last edited by NitroLiq : 25-11-2003 at 04:22 AM.
 25-11-2003, 04:15 AM #6 Pony Subscriber     Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: with PonysGirl Posts: 2,573 Thanks: 0 Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts cool.. thanks Nitro
 25-11-2003, 07:30 AM #7 Ultragames Registered User     Join Date: Jan 2003 Posts: 1,113 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Dont you just love the options box. You can spend an hour doing something, just to find that some quick math and an option box can do it in 30 seconds. __________________ Armitrex Studios Now open!!

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