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Darryn Rogers
Extrude around a bend
on Feb 12, 2020 at 4:43:09 am

I'm doing some basic modelling and want to extrude a face a number of times, rotating around an offset axis so that I end up with a curved extrusion (See B in the pic).

I've figured out how to do this by selecting the face, offsetting the axis, then control/shift rotating to duplicate the face in 5 degree increments. This works but it's damned laborious.

Matrix extrude is frustratingly close to what I need but it doesn't allow for the offset of the axis. Is there a script or a plugin to do this or some inbuilt tool that I am missing?

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Sam Treadway
Re: Extrude around a bend
on Feb 13, 2020 at 4:08:15 am

Try MoExtrude instead:
Make it a child of the polygon object and link to the polygon selection tag and a spline profile (arc spline for instance).
This method is also non-destructive and can be animated by manipulating the spline objects points with deformers on the spline, etc.

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