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Dennis Fassbaender

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Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 8:46 am

Hey- im sorry that i post that much.
When searching the web, or this forum, for solutions i cant find anything.
This time ive tryed a basic thing: Bending a plane aling the Z-axis. It will not work ... WHY?
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Left: Y Axis working // Right: Z Axis does nothing
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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:31 am

I believe it is because there is no z depth on a plane to bend.
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Dennis Fassbaender

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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:01 pm

So, how to use Z-Axis on Bend3D?
Or - how can i bend a plane around the Z-axis?
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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostFri Mar 25, 2016 3:53 pm

Well...you could add a -90° X-Rotation on the plane first.
But essentially the result would be quite similar to doing a Bender around X right away...:-)
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Chad Capeland

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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostFri Mar 25, 2016 5:03 pm

What is it you are expecting to happen?
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Dennis Fassbaender

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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 4:16 pm

Chad Capeland wrote:What is it you are expecting to happen?

Bending around the z axis ;).
I do not understand why there is a "z"-button when it is not working like the others ;).
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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 5:07 pm

It *is* working exactly like the others,
just not with flat planes the live in the X/Y Axis.

Have you tried a cube instead?....:-)
my hovercraft is full of eels.
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Dennis Fassbaender

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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 5:22 pm

But this flat plane is called 3d-plane and lives in a 3d environment.
I can rotate in along 3 axis- so i should be able to bend it along 3 axis.
As i can see z works when offsetting the center- but that results in just a rotation than deforming.
For my undestanding it is more a bug than a limitation.

The cube works!

But, what if i have a plane with an animated texture like a waterfall and i want to bend my plane on the z axis to make it fit to a flying round platform in example?
Maybe the workaround is to project it to a 3d-cylinder ;) - but the plane would be easyer and logic.
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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 7:00 pm

It's not a bug or a limitation. A "bend" is an angular transform of points based on their distance from an axis. Since all the points are the same distance from the axis, no bending occurs.

Again, what are you expecting? Have you tried bending it in X or Y with different angles?
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Dennis Fassbaender

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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working?

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 7:16 pm

I´ve tryed different angels.
See the attachement image. The plane shoud be bended to fit to the 3d-object.
But the needed axis does not do anything.
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Re: Bender3D Z-Axis not working? SOLVED

PostSat Mar 26, 2016 7:19 pm

Oh finaly i got it - you are right im sorry.
Using the x-axis with an angel of -90° gives the result i was looking for.
Good hint!

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