View Full Version : Creating a fan grate

02 February 2006, 02:40 PM
Ya know the all those little bars that go around a room fan? The make a cage for the blades so nothing gets in there. What is the best way to create that? Thanks. =)

02 February 2006, 04:47 PM
How close are you going to get?

A clip map using the 'veins' procedural would work quite well unless its a close up.

02 February 2006, 06:16 PM
well it's gunna be a pretty detailed model so I want it made of actual geometry. I was thinking there was a way to use lathe but i messed with it and it doesn't seem to get me any closer to my goal. =(

02 February 2006, 07:39 PM
You might want to draw a spline with u shape to be array cloned instead of lathe. Array clone this spline radially with desired number of clones and you have your basic cage ready.

I would recommend using hariblade plugin to convert these into geometry and doing it before cloning anything.

02 February 2006, 11:24 PM
radial array! Yay! Thanks!

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