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    Bent pole?

    Hi i am trying to re-create an effect i saw in a magazine.. it was a pole that was straight up then it bent at about 30 - 40 degrees?

    I dont seem to be able to create this effect, If anyone could please give me tips on how to do this in Swift or in Plasma thanx!

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    this is a pole using a bevel (outer round);
    http://www.nlc.net.au/~oceana/games/pole.t3d
    i'm sure iv'e seen a post by rush that does it a lot better with the lathe editor.
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    I am on a trip and do not have Swift on my laptop, but this is what I would try. In the lathe editor draw a circle on the x axis away from the center of the coordinate system. When this is taken into the scene editor it should give you a torus. Change the sweep angle from 360 degrees to whatever you want for the bend angle. Make the object hollow (uncheck closed). What you have made is like an elbow in a heating in air-conditioning duct system, although Swift provides no duct tape. Now make two hollow cylinders (either using the cylinder primitive or by drawing a vertical straight line in the late editor) and match the radii of the elbow and the cylinders and assemble them until the seams are as well connected as possible (now you see why the duct tape would help).

    I may try this myself when I get home Monday, but think it should work.

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    Yes Daniel, Flicks method ( hollow or not ) is a good way of bending things.
    The only thing your need to do to get a good join is use 6 - 8 points when creating your circle in the lathe editor. This way it will weld better with the 2 cylinders.

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    Yes Daniel, Flicks method ( hollow or not ) is a good way of bending things.
    The only thing your need to do to get a good join is use 6 - 8 points when creating your circle in the lathe editor. This way it will weld better with the 2 cylinders.

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    Cheers guys

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    swift users go through to much trouble

    why not use plasma and loft a circle along a spline...now how easy is that?...
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    ahh heres what plasma can do...an example of what i posted above
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    Not everyone has every single piece of graphics software out there.

    As for Plasma, I haven't even opened the demo I finally received because it was time bombed and you couldn't save. It put me right off.

    I think if people asking how to do stuff in swift actually had MAX or LW, XSI etc etc, they would have opted for an import - not a post on this board!

    I also see it as a challenge to actually create everything in Swift. It tests your imagination and pushes Swifts capabilities to the limit. I don't see it as too much trouble to make 2 cylinders and join them with a lathed object of 30 degrees. Just MHO

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    lol, I remember when I made a robot once, all in Typestry 2.0... using nothing but fonts, dingbats, custom fonts I created in Macromedia Typographer 4.0, and some rather interesting camera angles.

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    doing something the hard way doesn't deal with your imagination...just more ticks from the clock...my 2 cents
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    ...but the good news is - a solution was presented based on the assumption that poor old danny dont got no goodly 3D progs

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    true

    i should have posted that in the plasma forum..he also posted about a bent pole over there also..but i thought it was more well suited over here for conversational reasons
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    doing something the hard way doesn't deal with your imagination...just more ticks from the clock...my 2 cents
    if i were you vatch i'd think again coz when you go to college every second assignment will in some way force you to create things with very limited resources.
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    i'm up for the task when they give it

    theres always many different ways to do something
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    limitedResource = lessDonuts + noMountainDew;
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    just out of interest vatch; what do you expect to learn from college?
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    well since i am learning alot of 3d now and don't go to college till next year, i expect to learn more things from the teachers, i know there will be a few things i don't quite understand from reading the books..so they should clear it up, and they offer job oppertunities with bigger 3d animation business's like konami or even work for nintendo

    btw-this better not be an excuse to try and make a come back..lets be nice
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    great vatch, i hope you get all the donuts and mountain dew you can handle!
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    blink, what are your plans for school..or are you already out of school and have a job?
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