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Problems with lofting..
show user profile  Stianbl
Hi there,

I'm going to make a "slide" for a ball, and it has to be shaped like a round downwards slide. I made the outline using line tool, and the path using helix. But when I apply loft, it gets all messed up. totally messed. What am I doing wrong? This should work.. =/


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1/22/2009 8:11:48 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 8:11:48 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
post a pic so we can see the result


(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!




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1/22/2009 8:33:38 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 8:33:38 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
I will.. :) Just thought it might was a known problem using a helix as path. Of what the problem is.

I'll snap a quick movie of it...


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1/22/2009 8:45:06 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 8:45:06 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
http://www.screencast.com/users/Stianbl/folders/Jing/media/888f4b7a-0ea6-4d83-afa4-56b437c6a757

edit: does this link work? If not, let me know :)


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1/22/2009 8:50:38 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 9:06:30 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
well loft never comes out perfect the first time you click on it, you usually have to go back to the shape and rotate it so that it aligns better. wish I had working computer to show you in max but i don't sorry :/


(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!




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1/22/2009 9:19:27 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 9:19:27 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
hmm, ok.

So, how would I go about to rotate it to work? I mean, the shape is aligned as it would be done, and I cant see that rotating it would fix this. But I will give it a try, and let you know how it worked :)


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1/22/2009 9:37:38 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 9:37:38 PM)
show user profile  npcph
after you do the loft, turn off banking. its under the skin params.


[EDIT] after watching your screen shot, something that always seems to work better for me is choosing the shape first and getting the path.
loft_problem

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1/22/2009 9:37:44 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 9:46:35 PM)
show user profile  Stianbl
Great! Turning Banking off worked! Just very oversized, but easy to fix.. Thanks for your help, both of you =)


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1/22/2009 9:47:56 PM (last edit: 1/22/2009 9:47:56 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Bigger jings next time please npcph. Scrolling to see what you are doing is always a requirement ;)




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1/23/2009 3:40:14 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 3:40:14 AM)
show user profile  npcph
I always forget that grotey. my screen is a 17" laptop display at 1920 x 1200 so i always forget how big it looks on other computers. and i couldn't find where to change the file resolution in jing. It was my first "usefull" jing attempt. sorry (as i lower my screen resolution to 800x600) :>)

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1/23/2009 8:12:01 AM (last edit: 1/23/2009 8:12:01 AM)
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