Rotating a line about an axis in Metasequoia?

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by Millenniumfalsehood, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    OKay, I'm trying to be clear, but I'm not sure how to explain this. Is it possible to draw a line in Metasequoia and rotate it around an axis in order to create a cylinder in a specific shape, such as for making a lightsaber?
  2. Lex

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    I think there is no revolve function in Meta, what you can do is to divide a cylinder at specific points and then using the scale tool on each section, which achieves the same effect.
  3. JT Fox

    JT Fox Member

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    You can use the "ROT" to rotate an object.

    If you want a cylinder then you can use a primative shape.

    I'm not sure if that helps, I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do.

    Cheers JTF
  4. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    What I mean is, I wanted to find an easier way to make a cylindrical object easier than scaling cylinders, and in a CAM program I used in college you could draw a line a certain distance away from the origin and, using the origin as the axis, you could make a solid cylinder that way.
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Select New in Object list draw the line shape you want to "lathe" at the centre(0,0) double click the Name field in Object list to get the Object property tick the box at the bottom right labelled "lathe."

    In the windows panel at top of Metaseq click "object" then "Freeze"

    You have to select the correct plane but follow the insructions

    barry
  6. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Would that be for the freeware version?
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    barry Active Member

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    Sorry I have no idea but I doubt it now you mention it.