By Alex McIl
For more videos: http://apm-designs.com/blender/how-to-model-wires-using-bezier-curves-on-blender/
The Bezier Curve is a fundamental and versatile tool in any artist’s arsenal. It can be used to create anything from the most basic of shapes all the way up through more complex creations such as machinery or architecture, with complete ease!
A wire or cable – also known simply as “cable” for short- has been extruded over its lengthwise axis (the x-axis). But what if you need flexibility when making your wires twisty and bendable? Well this might not be an issue anymore thanks to one special type called ‘Beziér Curves’. These curves provide total freedom when manipulating shape while still allowing adjustments made along other axes like circumference widths which are pivotal timesaving features.
In this video we look at just that, we look at:
Here are the steps we take
Step1: Select Add – Curve – Circle to create the wire’s diameter.
Step2: Select Add – Curve – Bezier to create the start of the path.
Step3: Get the diameter to follow the path, and to do this we:
– Right hand click the path
– Go to ‘object data’ tab
– under ‘bevel object’ select ‘bezier circle’
Now watch the circle follow its path in 3D, with bezier curves for added flexibility. The wire’s diameter can also scale down if we make it smaller or larger according to our needs; but you’re not limited only on that aspect of customization–you may change both shape AND length without any limitations whatsoever!