Script for a Helix found - but how to use?

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 From:  Lara (MALA)
8185.1 
Hi,
I found a script for a helix.
But I do not know how to use it/bring it to work in MOI2?
Cheers, Tom
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8185.2 In reply to 8185.1 
You speak about function Helix ?
(in Moi V2)


If not give the link!
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8185.3 
If you speak about Pitch Helix by Bemfarmer seems it's is not working in V2!
But yes in V3!
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=6697.1
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 From:  Lara (MALA)
8185.4 In reply to 8185.2 
That is my way. Thanks a lotototot. Cheers...
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 From:  Michael Gibson
8185.5 In reply to 8185.1 
Hi Lara, yes just to clarify you don't need to install a script to create a basic helix, it's a built in tool which you can find under Draw curve > More > Helix.

If you want to run a script for a more specialized type of helix, there are instructions for how to install a plug-in in the FAQ here:
http://moi3d.com/faq#Q:_How_do_I_install_a_plug-in_script.3F

Thanks, - Michael
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 From:  Lara (MALA)
8185.6 In reply to 8185.4 
How do I fillet/connect these two splines circular/round?
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 From:  Michael Gibson
8185.7 In reply to 8185.6 
Hi Lara, filleting for curves only works on coplanar curves. For 2 curves that aren't planar I'd recommend cutting away the ends of the curves using Trim (you can use a sphere as the cutting object), then select the 2 curves and run Construct > Blend to put in a smooth connecting piece.

- Michael
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 From:  Lara (MALA)
8185.8 In reply to 8185.7 
ok - nice. Thank you. I´ll do so.
Best, Lara
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 From:  Lara (MALA)
8185.9 
Hi,
I cannot go on further.
I made the helix and swept an elipse.
But my intention is that the base elipse is small and the ending elipse much bigger, about 5x. Pointy End or Start is not what does work for me.
I worked with the sweep function and I saw that there is a scaling rail function integrated. But no idea how to use it?
Do you have a link for me to some scaling rail tuts?

Cheers, Lara
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8185.10 In reply to 8185.9 
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 From:  Michael Gibson
8185.11 In reply to 8185.9 
Hi Lara, a scaling rail is going to be difficult to use along a helix, the scaling rail is really meant to be used on a planar rail curve with the scaling rail in the same plane as the path curve. There are some examples in the help topic for sweep.

For making a tapered sweep from a small ellipse into a larger one, you can use 2 profile curves for the sweep, a small ellipse at the bottom and a large ellipse at the top. Then before you do the sweep select both of those as profile curves.

You can also use "auto place" mode for the sweep where you put the 2 ellipses down on the construction plane away from the rail (make sure it's outside of the bounding box around the rail) and sweep will automatically place them for you, like this:





- Michael

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