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Old 13th October 2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Easy Way to Make a Drill?

Okay, just finished watching something the other day that got me wanting to make a drill (Gurren Lagann, if anyone cares). I ended up downloading one someone else had made that looks very nice, but I'm sitting here looking at it going "this should be something I could make proceduraly".

I know AC3D has the Revolve function under Object menu, and that if I were making a realistic drillbit that would be more than enough for what I needed. Thing is, I want the connical shaped drill (see attached image).

Is there any easy way to make this in AC3D that I'm not finding?
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Old 18th May 2015, 04:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Easy Way to Make a Drill?

Sorry for the late reply, life is seldom as smooth as we would like it to be

Yes, I think there is a pretty simple way to make a conical drill: just make it cylindrical by rotating a suitable profile and then use Dennis' "box conform" plugin (in the 'Tools' menu) to reshape it into a cone.
To do that draw a vertical square-based box and then shrink the 4 topmost vertices to nearly 0 (but don't collapse them together entirely, the box must still be a box), then call the plugin and follow its instructions.
Easier then you think...
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Old 23rd May 2015, 09:00 AM   #3
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I'm bummed. Box conform is windows only...

Andy, what are the chances you could make a Linux version?
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