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ant...
05-12-2006, 08:46 AM
A screw thread seems like a common object that should have many tutorials, but I can't seem to get it right. The closest I get is creating a spiral staircase.

Can you point me towards a tutorial please?...


ant...

safe05
05-12-2006, 06:46 PM
Hey there, ant. Try taking a box, give it many height segments, apply a twist modifier and bump the "amount" WAY up. As always, if it looks rough, drop back to the box base object and increase the # of segments. (might have to change the width/length segments too)

mackdadd
05-13-2006, 05:37 AM
the technique i've used most is lofting a triangle shape along a helix. you have to play around with the settings to get it oriented properly, and will have to tweak the ends with some manual vertex adjustments, but it works great.

(i'm at work or i'd post a pic)

e_bogdane_bogdan
05-13-2006, 05:40 AM
try the tutorial for making a screw that I had written on my site!
www.bogdanr.us.tp (http://www.bogdanr.us.tp)

Red-ufo
05-14-2006, 02:23 PM
You could try this link, there is a screw tutorial on this site comes in two video tutorials and you will need, TechSmith codec.

The site is Italian, you will have to register....Cheers

http://www.treddi.com/forum/index.php?act=idx

ant...
05-15-2006, 01:50 PM
A triangle lofted to a helix. This method gave me great control over the size of the thread(Triangle) and the frequency of the turns (Helix).

Thanks for all the help
ant...

vaXn8d
05-16-2006, 11:59 PM
There's also the spring parametric object... Same as a lofted helix but with unified controls.

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