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chad demoss
gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 6:05:41 pm

I made a sweep with a fillet cap and when I put a gradient on the sweep the gradient gets messed up where the cap is. I also made a cylinder with a fillet cap and the gradient looks fine. Even when I make the sweep editable and connect and delete everything it still acts like the cap is separate object. Ive tried adjusting the offset and length, and gradient direction to no avail.

here is a screen grab


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Steve Bentley
Re: gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 8:38:05 pm

Hey Chad,
I've never noticed that before but you are absolutley right!
I thought putting the sweep in a connect object would fix that but it doesn't.
I think it means that the UVW's have to be reordered once you make it editable and use "create single object"



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chad demoss
Re: gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 9:05:09 pm

thanks Steve

how do I reorder the uvw's? where is create single object?


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Steve Bentley
Re: gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 9:22:08 pm

In the sweep's attributes, under caps is "create single object". This does what you did when you connected everything but is supposed to make one object with unified UVW's.
I'm still trying to solve this - I feel I'm missing something simple - I've just never seen this before but I am getting the same results you are.
The reason I'm still trying is because remapping the UVWs is a pain



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Steve Bentley
Re: gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 9:38:23 pm

In the mean time you could use a cylinder and do a spline wrap (deformers).
That does work. You just have to up the segments the cylinder has.



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Steve Bentley
Re: gradient question
on Apr 16, 2018 at 9:57:08 pm

here's a link with some suggestions - While everyone in the link seems to be confident this works I couldn't get it to. But you might have better luck.
https://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/forums/topic/45426-gradient-on-tube-caps/



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chad demoss
Re: gradient question
on Apr 17, 2018 at 11:11:11 pm

spline wrap did the job thanks.


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yabes s david
Re: gradient question
on Oct 3, 2019 at 5:27:02 am

how to make c4d gradient colour smoke in spline


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