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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default LightWave - Cutting a spiral into a cone

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I'm struggling to get a texture to line up woith the spiral cable around the cone - see attached.

It's an archimedian spiral, (equal steps out each time, not geometric), and I can't find a way to even model that, which seems daft. (Helix and seashell tools in LW produse a geometric change in radius, not an even one.)



Seems to me it might be best to cut into the cone, so I can assign different textures, and use the wire as a guide.

But I can't think how to do that either!

Feels like it should be easy, any ideas?
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(Also tid looking for archinedian spiral images online, but it's horrible trying to get them to match the wire).
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 09:43 AM   #2
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I've tried once or twice to put the spiral on a plane's spinner and never could find an easy way to that either.

A UV map might be your best option in this case.
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Youi know, that's got me thinking...

I had been thinking in terms of a spiral applied end on, but if I think in terms of wrapping a map around cylindrically, it might be a whole lot easier...

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That worked well!
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That worked well!
Yeah, as the supplied map was "end on" I let myself get hung up on that.Much easier to build and adjust a cylindrical map.
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