Post Number: 7
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 05:53 am: ||
Am a long time user of formz but have set myself a little challenge that I do not immediately know the answer to and I'm wondering if anyone else has got a solution that might work
basically, trying to achieve this effect as a series of objects for future subtraction from a solid cone:
any ideas would be helpful. I'm trying to find the quickest way of doing it, so scripts etc might not be the way forwards...
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 07:22 am: ||
Can't help you ... but nice picture !
Post Number: 844
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 08:10 am: ||
Sam, just thinking about it (haven't the time to test), but, maybe if you model the shapes into a small group and animate it following a path, duplicate the animation a few times, manipulate the paths so they are slightly different, then extract the animations so you have multiple objects following the paths, then use the random transform tool to create slight variations of sizes and directions..
Sorry I can't demonstrate (stuck on a job at the moment)..
Maybe someone else has a better way...
Post Number: 17942
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 08:26 am: ||
Des' idea of creating a path (perhaps a spiral helix converted to a NURBS Curve and edited a bit), animating the objects along the path, and the Extracting the objects from the Animation should allow you to get what you want.
Then, once you have the objects in the desired position, Group them before using the Difference command and they will all be subtracted at once.
Does this help?