Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blender 2.62 Spin Tool

The Spin tool extrudes a profile, a two dimensional outline, using the 3D Cursor as its pivot point, in a variable number of steps. The Spin tool works in edit mode. It’s a very versatile tool for modeling things like wine glasses, bottles, mugs, vases, and donut or cylindrical type objects - any object where the profile doesn’t change around a particular axis, which is the axis on which the profile is spun. Sometimes the spin tool is referred to as the lathe tool since the action of the spin tool resembles an actual lathe, on which you also need an axis to spin. It’s important to spin paying close attention to the view you’re in, as well as to make sure of the position of the 3D cursor.