How to put caps on cylinders?

How to put caps on cylinders?

Thanks

Mic

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  • Ok I found out that they have to be put on, on creation.

    Mic

  • Wee Dangerous JohnWee Dangerous John Posts: 1,088
    edited December 2017

    This came up before, and because I still have the pics I thought I'd re-post the image, you never know someone might find it useful :)

    There are a few ways you can close a hole, the screen grab I had stored shows two.

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  • edited December 2017

    Thanks for the reply John

    In a dedicated modeler should it not just be select the edges and have a fill command?

    Its how itst done in Carrara

     

    Mic

     

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  • Yes, but when you as smoothing you will come into problems, also you have problems with Ngons. To be on the safe side I always aim for a face made up of 4 points.

  • cdordonicdordoni Posts: 550

    After you set the height for the cylinder, click the "A" .  The white highlighted ends will be capped. The "A" or close function is available in some other operations as well.

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  • cdordoni said:

    After you set the height for the cylinder, click the "A" .  The white highlighted ends will be capped. The "A" or close function is available in some other operations as well.

    Thanks cdordoni

    Yes... but only at creation

    Mic

     

  • You still have the Close option in the Vertex Modeling tab. But as I stated earlier, you may have trouble with Ngons.

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,561

    odd I created a cylinder in Hexagon beta to see for myself, I clicked the edge and it filled with an ngon immeadiately so I went to tools tab, vertex modelling and clicked quad tesselation and all was done yes

    one annoying thing missing in Hexagon is a lathe tool, just thought I'd bring that up, had to make wine glass from a cylinder instead.

     

  • DzFireDzFire Posts: 1,305
    th3Digit said:

    odd I created a cylinder in Hexagon beta to see for myself, I clicked the edge and it filled with an ngon immeadiately so I went to tools tab, vertex modelling and clicked quad tesselation and all was done yes

    one annoying thing missing in Hexagon is a lathe tool, just thought I'd bring that up, had to make wine glass from a cylinder instead.

     

    Extrude Line under Surface modeling is made to do that.

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,561
    edited December 2017
    DzFire said:
    th3Digit said:

    odd I created a cylinder in Hexagon beta to see for myself, I clicked the edge and it filled with an ngon immeadiately so I went to tools tab, vertex modelling and clicked quad tesselation and all was done yes

    one annoying thing missing in Hexagon is a lathe tool, just thought I'd bring that up, had to make wine glass from a cylinder instead.

     

    Extrude Line under Surface modeling is made to do that.

    yes that extrudes it but lathe, a Carrara fuction I use a lot takes an edge and models a solid object around it in the polyline shape,

    I see on Youtube 3D studio MAX also has this modifier

    its great for making vessels of all shapes like weird bottles, bowls and chess pieces

    I know I was frustrated not finding a similar tool in Blender which I am painfully trying to learn too.

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  • Wee Dangerous JohnWee Dangerous John Posts: 1,088
    edited December 2017

    I have not tried Carrara but I think DzFire is recommending the correct tool for the job. All it is doing is taking a profile and running a curve along it to make the object.

    Here's a quick example, I don't normally do videos and I have not finished adding my short cuts hence me staring at the screen looking for the tools :) 

    Sorry no audio or subtitles, I can add the latter if you wish.

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  • ShawnDriscollShawnDriscoll Posts: 252
    edited December 2017
    th3Digit said:
    DzFire said:
    th3Digit said:

    odd I created a cylinder in Hexagon beta to see for myself, I clicked the edge and it filled with an ngon immeadiately so I went to tools tab, vertex modelling and clicked quad tesselation and all was done yes

    one annoying thing missing in Hexagon is a lathe tool, just thought I'd bring that up, had to make wine glass from a cylinder instead.

     

    Extrude Line under Surface modeling is made to do that.

    yes that extrudes it but lathe, a Carrara fuction I use a lot takes an edge and models a solid object around it in the polyline shape,

    I see on Youtube 3D studio MAX also has this modifier

    its great for making vessels of all shapes like weird bottles, bowls and chess pieces

    I know I was frustrated not finding a similar tool in Blender which I am painfully trying to learn too.

    Hexagon has that as well. One of its earliest features.

    And used in Amapi long before Hexagon.

    Post edited by ShawnDriscoll on
  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,561

    it is a bit different, more steps but also it appears more options 

    I must try it

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