m81

08-03-2004, 01:09 PM

how can i make a thickness variation on a cylinder that is deformed by a curve?

i would like it to be thinner at the beginning, then thicker, then thinner in the middle again, and thicker to the end again. is there some kind of operator for this?

or do i need to use the lattice for that? - the problem is, i'm sketching the curve and then apply the cylinder deformed on this curve. it would be no problem to use lattice if the curve was straight, but it's very complex curvature and when i then deform a cylinder on it and apply lattice the lattice is being applied globally. and i need the thickness to variate at some local points of the curvature.

i would like it to be thinner at the beginning, then thicker, then thinner in the middle again, and thicker to the end again. is there some kind of operator for this?

or do i need to use the lattice for that? - the problem is, i'm sketching the curve and then apply the cylinder deformed on this curve. it would be no problem to use lattice if the curve was straight, but it's very complex curvature and when i then deform a cylinder on it and apply lattice the lattice is being applied globally. and i need the thickness to variate at some local points of the curvature.