Hi everyone, do you know any way to create a rectangular base helix? It can have smooth angles.
Something like this.!
I would like it to be controllable, deciding the shape and the amount of turns.
I tried with Curve Maker plugin but I couldn’t achieve anything similar.
Hello, you can use the create slope tool from the 1001 bits toolbar.
Only problem is that you can’t use it on a loop, so draw the shape you desire in 2D leaving a small gap :
then use the create slope tool with given height value and starting point :
complete the loop with simple projections / extensions :
copy multiple times
stretch it as you like with the scale tool along blue axe
This is the way I’d do it, but I know for sure that there are one or more extensions for making helix, and various threads about them, you should check them out
Fredo’s Curvishear will do the slope also.
It would help if you told us what your end result should be, we could perhaps give a more specific answer.
Here’s a quickie using Fredo’s Curvizard and Curvishear and Eneroth’s Upright extruder.