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Marko IlicUnrolling a gear
by on Jun 17, 2015 at 10:06:14 am

Is there a way to unfold/unroll a gear... It can be 3d or 2d doesn't matter.

So I want from the fold version to the unfold version.

Edit: This is what I managed to do.

Right one is ok, but I don't like the twist, I simply need to move the unfold gear around a circle.

Thanks in advance!

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Brian JonesRe: Unrolling a gear
by on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:39:08 am

you can use a Bend Deformer to roll/unroll a spline (or geometry). Here's a quick example with a rough hand drawn spline.

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