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Material for rope
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* March 15, 2019, 02:36:07 AM
Just designed a lifebouy and Im wondering if anyone knows a good material that I could use for the rope or is there some stock material in tc?

Had good success with using a twisted extrude of multiple 3mm circles as a compound base. ;D

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Daz
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March 15, 2019, 03:38:40 AM
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Had good success with using a twisted extrude of multiple 3mm circles as a compound base. ;D

I used a Rail Sweep with multiple circles, added a twist, then colored the result a metallic copper.


Jeff

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* March 15, 2019, 08:35:17 AM
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Had good success with using a twisted extrude of multiple 3mm circles as a compound base. ;D

I used a Rail Sweep with multiple circles, added a twist, then colored the result a metallic copper.


Jeff

That's a good technique. It's a little simpler if the profile is a single "cloverleaf" shape. And sometimes the sweep path has to be adjusted to keep a constant twist rate. These points are discussed on Pages 12-13 and 16-17 of my article on "Creating Springs in TurboCAD," posted several years ago in the Tips and Tricks pages. If anyone's interested but can't find the article, I'll be glad to post it again here.

Henry H

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* March 15, 2019, 10:38:47 AM
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If anyone's interested but can't find the article, I'll be glad to post it again here.

Henry H

Creating springs in TC by Henry Hubich.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 11:22:43 AM by Andy H »

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