Tinsel

Is it possible to turn a line or spline into tinsel in Hexagon?

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  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,988
    edited December 2015

    Sure. Create a line. Then select all the lines of it and apply thickness OR extract out a little bit to make a tinsel thread. Then clone as many pieces as you want, ungroup them and place as desired and export out.

     

    001 make a line.png
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    002 apply thickness 3 sides.png
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    003 select line loop delete.png
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    004 clone.png
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    005 ungroup them.png
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    006 re-arrange and export out.png
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    Post edited by patience55 on
  • Matz21Matz21 Posts: 17

    thanks!

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 2,232
    edited December 2015

    Hi all :)

    Been so long since I did anything in Hex - thought I'd give this a go:)

    1.  Make a facet using facet tool, tesselate across the centre and connect outer corners to centre, so it can be twisted without causing artifacts.

    2.  Make copies, rotate and mess them about a bit so you don't have too much conformity - weld to form a single object.

    3.  Draw a curve to suit - make sure it has plenty of points.

    4. Copy on support, ungroup, weld and give it a bit of a twist using the twister deformer.  Give the curve a bit of thickness and weld to the rest.

    5.  Delete the original "star" and give it some colour.  You can copy and weld a few streamers to make it longer.  Probably be able to add bones in Studio to drape it to suit.

    tinsel1.jpg
    648 x 590 - 32K
    tinsel2.jpg
    723 x 543 - 20K
    tinsel3.jpg
    481 x 686 - 53K
    tinsel4.jpg
    1600 x 900 - 221K
    tinsel5.jpg
    329 x 695 - 63K
    Post edited by Roygee on
  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,988

    3 of the pics are awol! ... thanks will have to try that way. :-)

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 2,232

    Drat this new forum software - gives lots of hassles .  Let me try again - seems to have worked - these are 3, 5 and 1, in that order:)

    tinsel3.jpg
    481 x 686 - 53K
    tinsel5.jpg
    329 x 695 - 63K
    tinsel1.jpg
    648 x 590 - 32K
  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,988

    Thank you. I think it might also make a nifty sea thing for my mermaid pic. :-)

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