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Modeling a blimp problems 
By chays on Feb 15, 2006 04:25 AM
I was reading a tutorial out of a book called 3D Graphics and Animation in which they are creating a blimp. They discuss using a scale deform in order to have an extruded object deform to a profile. The closest thing I can come to in LightWave is the Rail Bevel and the Rail Extrude. My problem is that I want the ends to come to a point. With both the Rail Bevel and the Rail Extrude, my end points are flat. Any suggestions? I'm including scans from the book to illustrate what they are referring to.

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By showme on Feb 17, 2006 10:21 AM
try to build a shape like this one from the second page (a). You can use the bezier tool in the modeler, or you ca build a shape in a graphic software like illustrator or freehand and import it with the eps loader to the modeler. with ctrl d transform it into a polygon. Place it in a position, that brings the the lower line from pict a, page 2 to Y= 0 mm. then use the "multiply -> lathe tool. the axiis in the lathe requester depends on the axis where your shape is placed.
with this steps you have your blimp.
I hope this will help
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