Metal bending again !
I have searched internet for pipe bending, keeping the bend to a limited area of the pipe. nothing.
Still cant fathom out how to latch onto a specific video featuring such. using search function in vimeo or McNeel. I have asked.
V5 tipsTricks usb has gone walkies at the mo, V4 tips and tricks dvd doesnt show isolation of bend to part of an object but the whole thing gets bent.
One vid on www says cant bend polysurface, but then proceeds to do so, another text tut says convert to meshes.
Would I here be better to bend the centreline then pipe it ?
Should though polys get con to mesh first for anything involving bending ?
in attached file, I have my V shaped pipe with radiused end, that end needs to be bent upward, the blue line shows the centre of the pipe (purple) as a side view after the bend, one can see its still straight either side of the bend. Just like one might grasp end in pliers and bend it up a bit ! Pliers protect the tip so it remains straight.
just what settings are turned on and off for this if bend command used ?
What is best command ? How does one use cage and get a bend and the rest of the end to move to its new angle without bending ?
This has to be a video, where is one, or maybe someone could oblige ? Jing etc
pipe bend.3dm (74.1 KB)