I have a pattern like this. I want this pattern to rotate around the tube. But I need my pattern to get wider on top sides of tube. I tried to squish the outside surface of tube, but I cant manage to fit my pattern the way I want. How can I achieve this?
I’m trying to achieve something like this.
Hi Aiden -
You could first unroll a straight cylinder and place the pyramids on that surface. Join all pyramids into a single polysurface. Then use
FlowAlongSrf to morph that polysurface onto the t-cone.
Thanks for the reply. Yes I can get that look but I cant make pyramids wider and bigger at the top, and smaller at the bottom. My cylinder’s top diameter is 40mm and bottom is 30mm.
Hi Aiden -
You must be doing something else then. In my picture, the object to the right has a larger upper radius than the bottom radius.
A more exaggerated version:
Sorry. I didnt realise your design is bigger at the top. Did your pyramids are all same size or you manually make them bigger while placing them on flat surface? Also, how can I make top pyramids bigger if I unroll a straight cylinder? I cant understand that part. Thanks for your help.
All pyramids are identical. You’ll have to join all pyramids into a single polysurface, so make sure to use the
Solid=No option when you create the pyramid (or extract and delete the base surface).
They will automatically get bigger when you use the
FlowAlongSrf command and flow from the rectangular flat surface to the truncated cone surface.