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missuscreate a spring
by on Jun 26, 2006 at 12:28:11 pm

A newbie here to 3d..so excuse my silly question!!
I want to create a spring/coil ..how do i do that!! i have my tube..but can't figure out how to bend it to make my spring!!! help please

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Steve WhiteleyRe: create a spring
by on Jun 28, 2006 at 9:16:37 am

check Path deform WSM in the help. That can conform your tube to a helix or spring path. Alternatively you can use the spring object type.

Steve whiteley
Animation Director
Gizmo Animation Limited


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WildfireRe: create a spring
by on Jun 30, 2006 at 12:40:02 am

To model it, create a Helix path then loft a circle on the path.

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