Digital Art Zone

 
     
Newbie Question about Sweep Surface
Posted: 14 July 2013 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  50
Joined  2007-07-23

I’m going through the documentation for Hexagon to get more familiar with the tools.  I’m at the part describing the Sweep Surface tool.  The video shows a cube with 2 tessellations (a 3 x 3 grid).  They select the 4 corners and sweep, kind of like creating table legs upside down.  In the video, all the little legs go out from the center in different directions.  When I do it, all 4 go in the same direction.  How do I change the behavior of this tool?

Image Attachments
SweepDemo.JPGSweepHex.JPG
Profile
 
 
Posted: 15 July 2013 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  228
Joined  2006-11-17

Before you perform the sweep, select the middle top polygon and move it up slightly. Once the 4 corner polygons(that you are going to sweep) are at different angles, you will get the sweep as you expect.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 16 July 2013 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2303
Joined  2010-12-18
Steve athome - 15 July 2013 01:35 PM

Before you perform the sweep, select the middle top polygon and move it up slightly. Once the 4 corner polygons(that you are going to sweep) are at different angles, you will get the sweep as you expect.

Thanks, worked for me too. I don’t typically use the sweep tool, more of a fast extruder myself *grin* But this is good to know.

Image Attachments
example.png
 Signature 

My deviantArt Pinup Gallery

Profile