How does one pattern a series of rings around a rod or sweep?

How does one pattern a series of rings around a rod or sweep?

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Hi Rinchen you can use a curve driven pattern:

1.) Model your sweep and your seed ring.
2.) Using your sweep profile plane, sketch a short line that passes through your original sweep path.
3.) Create a surface sweep using your original sweep path and the line created in the previous step.
4.) Hide your original sweep body and open the 'Curve Driven Pattern' dialog box:

Choose your sweep path in the first selection box and change your alignment method to 'Tangent to curve' if you want your rings to be normal to the sweep path.

In the 'Face normal' selection box select your surface sweep face.
Pick the seed ring in the 'Bodies to pattern' selection box and set any other parameters to your needs.Click OK

5.) Get out your slinky and check if it looks like what you have on screen

 
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Hi Rinchen you can use a curve driven pattern:

1.) Model your sweep and your seed ring.
2.) Using your sweep profile plane, sketch a short line that passes through your original sweep path.
3.) Create a surface sweep using your original sweep path and the line created in the previous step.
4.) Hide your original sweep body and open the 'Curve Driven Pattern' dialog box:

Choose your sweep path in the first selection box and change your alignment method to 'Tangent to curve' if you want your rings to be normal to the sweep path.

In the 'Face normal' selection box select your surface sweep face.
Pick the seed ring in the 'Bodies to pattern' selection box and set any other parameters to your needs.Click OK

5.) Get out your slinky and check if it looks like what you have on screen

 
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