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Making of D'ni Firemarble Holder
Added on: Sun Dec 31 2000
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Next, extrude the Holder in the Z-axis with 2 segments until it looks right in relation
to the other bits and position this centrally to the handle (See Fig 4). If yours looks like that, then all's well in the world. That's the easy stuff out of the way :)


Fig.4


Onto the Spring lofting next. You'll need a pair of circle shapes -- one large, one smaller, as seen in Fig 4a, 'Profiles'. The exact size doesn't really matter, as you can adjust these shapes interactively later to get just the look you want. Select the Helix, go into Create >Geometry >compound Objects >Loft< and click the 'Get Shape' button.
Click on the big circle and it should make a solid spring mesh, set the 'Path Parameter' to about 60 and click on the small circle, set the path to 85 and click on the small circle again, then 100 and click on the big circle.

You should now have a loft that starts thick, thins in the middle and thickens again at the top. If you now go into the Modifiers panel with the loft selected, you can go into SubObject >Shape<, select whichever of the four shapes you want to adjust, and re-scale them with the scale button on the main toolbar.


Fig.4a


Once you're happy, move onto the next section...



 
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