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Postby Gordon09s on 01/8/2013, 11:09 am

Does anyone know how to bend a cylinder in Blender? I'm trying to model a product for a client and can't seem to figure out how. I've done it in an older version but it's been a while since I've used it. I've attached a photo of the product I'm trying to model.
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Re: Blender Help

Postby AlekB on 01/8/2013, 7:17 pm

How do you mean "bend"? Either extruding and rotating, or you could use a bezier curve, or, if you're talking about the raising the center of the grill/element/thing then you could use a lattice deform.
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Re: Blender Help

Postby Gordon09s on 01/9/2013, 7:43 am

I mean taking a straight cylinder and bending it into a torus. Can't use the default torus in Blender because it is too thick. This product should be very simple to model except for the two torus shapes, that's what I can't figure out how to do.
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Re: Blender Help

Postby AlekB on 01/9/2013, 10:12 am

You could use a bezier circle. Or, you could use a torus and then, in edit mode, use the shrink/fatten tool which is in the tools panel.
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Re: Blender Help

Postby Gordon09s on 01/9/2013, 10:55 am

Fatten/Shrink totally worked!! Much thanks!
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