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The Alpha Gamer

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It wont bend
« on: January 26, 2009, 01:55:32 am »

Ok so i made a whip

But i can't get it to bend, i tried a bend modifier but it seriously screws it up, what am i doing wrong?
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 02:44:03 am »

you need to tell us what exactly you did so we can help you, remember that when you use the modifier it needs to cover the whole mesh
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 03:35:30 am »

Anything you apply a modifier to has to have enough vertices (or "joints") in it to move.  That is, a long rectangular mesh with just the end vertices won't bend.





« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 03:37:58 am by RudySchneider »
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 03:54:24 am »

ah that's why then, so how do i add vertices to the middle of what i've already made?
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 04:10:28 am »

There are a number of ways, but perhaps the simplest is just to run the knife tool across the whip a few times.  I would recommend a thorough reading of the section in the manual that explains the various vertice editing tools and their usage, because often there are several ways of doing a task, some more suited to your particular situation than others.
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Karei

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 04:17:22 am »

use knife to create some edge :D

The Alpha Gamer

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 05:12:58 pm »

Ok i did what you guys told me to do and got this...
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 01:51:35 am »

It looks like a couple of vertexes were outside the modifier, and were therefore not affected by it.  Try again, but make the bend modifier bigger, encompassing more of the whip object.  Some experimentation might be needed to get a feel for how the modifier works.
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 02:09:56 am »

The bit that's messing up is nowhere near the modifier though as you can see.

I've just tried again making sure there were all inside, and the same thing happened
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 02:12:53 am »

There must be something weird about how you constructed your model.  I suggest you experiment with the simplest of shapes before attempting it on a new model.  Why don't you upload your model and we'll take a look at it?
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 03:41:47 am »

i prefer to create some edges and then rotate-and-move them. It will make the object more simple (for me), and it will make modifying the object become easier

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 03:53:19 am »

Hmmm, the only place I saw anything weird was up by the tip, where you've got a lot of polygons overlapping one another.  I used the knife tool to add some vertices in the middle, and managed to bend it just fine:

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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009, 03:00:21 pm »

So why wont it work for me? =/
I just tried again, and the bit that sticks out above the handle still wont move when i bend it
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Re: It wont bend
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009, 04:55:06 pm »

Sure it will work for you too ;)

Here is your file back with the bend set at 70 degrees, you still have to accept it or you can double click on the yellow box and set another number of degrees.
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