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Modeling question
show user profile  Action55
What would be the best way to model the sculptural shape wrapping the water tower? I'm guessing and editable ply with a series of modifiers? Any would is greatly appreciated!

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12/2/2014 6:45:28 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 6:45:28 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Path deform I reckon.

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12/2/2014 6:49:24 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 6:49:24 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Path deform? For that?

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12/2/2014 7:01:18 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 7:01:18 PM)
show user profile  Action55
So I can create a helix spline with one turn that will give the basic path.
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12/2/2014 7:03:04 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 7:03:04 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Yeah. Model the piece flat, as complex as you need it, then path deform with the helix.

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12/2/2014 7:04:41 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 7:05:03 PM)
show user profile  Action55
copy that helix spline, edit the spline with soft selection and the add a surface modifier.

I think I've got it! Thanks!
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12/2/2014 7:08:36 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 7:08:36 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Bend modifier ;)

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12/2/2014 8:45:47 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 8:45:47 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey

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12/2/2014 10:31:10 PM (last edit: 12/2/2014 10:31:10 PM)
show user profile  jareu
I was just thinking that. Why would you not use bend?

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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12/3/2014 2:42:32 AM (last edit: 12/3/2014 2:42:32 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Why play the guessing game with Path deformers and bend modifiers when you have full control with splines?

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12/3/2014 6:34:12 AM (last edit: 12/3/2014 6:34:12 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Grotey and herfst1, good techniques but lets see what does Garp drop :D
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12/3/2014 10:07:29 AM (last edit: 12/3/2014 10:07:29 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss

That's ok if you only just want to use a texture, do you get UVs with that method?

I think Grotes on the money with bend.

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12/3/2014 11:47:01 AM (last edit: 12/3/2014 11:47:01 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
You add a surface modifier then it's all poly.


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12/3/2014 12:09:40 PM (last edit: 12/3/2014 12:09:40 PM)
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