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Offline TeejayTopic starter

How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« on: August 10, 2016, 12:29:18 PM »
here  is a quickie  on how i did the sharp edged spiral.

follow MaryLous directions to make your spiral
then
use the node tool to draw a big pox around it (the box will disappear)
you can tell the nodes have been selected because the inside of the node is blue and each selected node has two handles

then click  the 'sharp' node icon on the 'Convert bar (circled in red)

all the nodes will be straight edges.
i added a line pressure and a bevel to the last sample.

Offline TeejayTopic starter

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 12:52:49 PM »
this one was made by choosing the centre vertical lines then using the 'smart' node option
as you can see the options are limitless  :thumb3:

Offline MaryLou

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 01:03:59 PM »
OH.... very clever!!!!  THANKS!!!!  Off to give it a try!   :chickdance:

Update:  Gave it a try... awesome!!!  The possibilities are endless!!

Offline San

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 01:33:54 PM »
 :wow3: I am going to have to try this out today.

RobertH.

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Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 02:44:18 PM »
 :thumbs2: Good little tutorial. I hadn't thought of only changing the center nodes to sharp. That makes a neat look. I will have to play later too.

Offline MaryLou

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 04:38:38 PM »
Teejay, how did you get such a "tight" circle? 

Offline TeejayTopic starter

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 03:17:10 AM »
when you first made your spiral you resized that copied piece quite a lot.



to make a tight spiral  i resized it down just a teeny bit ...






any resizeing between your great amount and my teeny amount gives a different feel to the spiral
hope thats  clear ...cos head hurty. :yes03:


Offline MaryLou

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2016, 03:44:49 PM »
 :thanks05: :thanks05: :thanks05:  I kind of thought it was that but I was too lazy to try it!! :yes03:  Have been doing outside work since we're only in the high 90's for a few days but the 3-digit temps are going to return.

This is such a fun tool to play with! I would prefer to have my spiral tool but I think this method gives you a lot of control over the spiral.

Offline San

Re: How to Create a Sharp Spiral
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2016, 12:41:44 PM »
Glad to see that you worked that one out Teejay I was trying to get that result but gave up when I ran out of time.

Thanks now I will just have a go at it.

 


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