Twist a square steel bar


#1

Creating a steel bar that needs to be twisted so I started from a single square that was slightly twisted then stacked one on the other. I like the outcome but is there a better method without hiding and softening the sides to give it a better more realistic look ? I tried hiding and softening and that seems to be somewhat of an option but is there a better method?


#2

Here’s one way. And related.

Now days I would use the Helix tool in the Curve Maker extension which you can get in the Extension Warehouse.


#3

Hey there! You can alternatively try to model your object with the Soap Skin & Bubble plugin. But I believe in the end it’s going to be more or less the same

Soap Skin & Bubble on the Extension Warehouse


#4

If you are feeling lazy.


#5

Yet another approach using Spirix …


#7

Thanks. This looks the easiest.:wink: