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In What Ways Can I model This?
show user profile  ffcfoo
So I have this unique type of object.

I have the shape all traced out with the line tool.

How could I possible make this shape Cylindrical?

I tried doing half shape like most shapes like this:

Then using the Lathe to make it Cylindrical.

But that is not the shape I want, it doesn't curve, it just stand straight up and down aligned.

I need it to lean and be cylindrical, I tried Extrude also but I can't seem to get it to extrude in a cylinder, only in straight lines.

Could someone shine some light on how I could do this? Thanks!
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2/9/2015 3:01:23 AM (last edit: 2/9/2015 3:01:23 AM)
show user profile  Garp
You could model or lathe it straight and then deform it with an FFD modifier to match your reference.

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2/9/2015 3:38:31 AM (last edit: 2/9/2015 3:38:31 AM)
show user profile  ffcfoo
I thought of that, but I thought there was a more simplistic way of doing it. I would have to totally reform the top once I lathed it.
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2/9/2015 3:43:04 AM (last edit: 2/9/2015 3:43:04 AM)
show user profile  luxxeon
Well, Garp is right. FFD is a good route. Or, you can simply extrude model a cylinder. I got this after only 3 minutes. I bevel modeled from a cylinder, and just used FFD cylinder modifier to tweak it a bit.


My Youtube Video Tutorials:
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2/9/2015 5:22:24 AM (last edit: 2/9/2015 5:22:24 AM)
show user profile  Error404
yea, simplest way is probably to just make a cylinder, then scale and move rows of vertexes/edges/polygons to get your shape. Then delete the top and extrude it for thickness. mesh smooth it :) -

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2/9/2015 6:47:19 AM (last edit: 2/9/2015 6:48:09 AM)
show user profile  FX
Spline -> loft with circle -> add and tweak points in Scale Deformation.

edit: wish I could turn that Scale Deformation window 90° clockwise :/

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2/10/2015 6:52:45 PM (last edit: 2/10/2015 7:11:07 PM)
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