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saderguy

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stupid question
« on: June 10, 2008, 05:38:16 am »

What is the easiest method of creating a cylinder with a whole through its center? (like a pipe)  :-[
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hihosilver

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Re: stupid question
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 05:47:59 am »

2 easy ways:

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Create the cylinder
convert it to mesh
delete the top and bottom faces
use the shell tool to give width

2.
Create the cylinder
convert to mesh
use the inset face tool on the top and bottom face at the same time
press '=' to bridge the two faces.
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saderguy

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Re: stupid question
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 06:29:49 am »

Of Course! I should have known - I knew that it was something obvious that I just couldn't think of - this is the reason the post is called "stupid question" Thanks!  ;D
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ENSONIQ5

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Re: stupid question
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 10:47:17 am »

3.
Create an N-gon, 16 plus sides.
Create another N-gon, concentric with the first.
Select both, and Build>Join Splines, then Build>Fill
Extrude perpendicular to the plane of the N-gons.

(BTW, not a stupid question at all)
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Gregory

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Re: stupid question
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 06:10:57 am »

Saderguy:  I've been using anim8or for five years and learned two new techniques thanks to your "stupid question."  Thanks for asking it, and thanks to those who answered.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 06:33:55 am by Gregory »
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