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Creating a threaded pole along a spline?
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Can you do something like this on Curvy? I tried searching the forum and tutorials, but didn't find anything.
[Image: ditch-threaded-rod-reprap-3d-printer-upg...axis-4.jpg]
[Image: lamp-pipe-threaded-pipe-bending-pipe-bra...5b0605.JPG]

What I would like to accieve is a spline "tube" that has actual 3D threads twisted around the main pathmesh. Any help or pointers?
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#2
Hi,

There isn't an out of the box solution to do that. What you can do is either:
  • Using the API, make your own shape that is a spiral following a curved line. As a reference, you can take a look at the implementation of the Spiral shape (which follows a straight line), which is the CSShape class. This and this might be helpful.
  • Using the API, make a Curvy Generator module which rolls a spline around another one. I attached an example, a scene that uses a modified version of ModifierTRSPath, that makes an extruded straight mesh roll around it center. This is just for reference since it is not production ready code at all.
I hope this helped. Have a nice day.


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