View Full Version : Any Screw Thread Tutorials???

05-12-2006, 07:46 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?...


05-12-2006, 05:46 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)

05-13-2006, 04:37 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)

05-13-2006, 04:40 AM
try the tutorial for making a screw that I had written on my site! (

05-14-2006, 01:23 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

05-15-2006, 12:50 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

05-16-2006, 10:59 PM
There's also the spring parametric object... Same as a lofted helix but with unified controls.

CGTalk Moderation
05-16-2006, 10:59 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.