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 From:  gunter511
8345.1 
Hi All,

So I'm trying to join the top and bottom straight lines with a spiral. The problem is that the the current spiral is off centre, how do I get the centre of the spiral in line with the two vertical lines?




Many thanks!
Gunter

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 From:  redraw (MAYSKY)
8345.2 In reply to 8345.1 
Hi Gunter
Try the Loxodrome script from bemfarmer right here Discussion thread 8281.1
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
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 From:  gunter511
8345.4 
Thanks both, I'll give it a shot :)

Gunter
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.5 In reply to 8345.1 
You can use arc 3 pts to create an arc that has a center snap on the spiral....
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 From:  BurrMan
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 From:  gunter511
8345.7 In reply to 8345.6 
Hi Burrman,

I watched your video but couldn't figure out how you got that spiral to join the vertical lines in the first place ?

Many thanks,
Gunter
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 From:  OSTexo
8345.8 
Hello gunter511,

Is this what you're after?
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 From:  gunter511
8345.9 In reply to 8345.8 
Hi OSTexo,

That's what I'm able to get to but that's not what I'm looking for. If you notice the helix is not in the centre of the two vertical lines. It is off to one side. I'm looking for it to be in the centre while still connecting to the top and bottom vertical lines.

Many thanks,
Gunter
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.10 In reply to 8345.7 
Hi gunter,
Well the lines are connected to the helix, so selecting then and running edit-join will join them. In the video i didnt join them yet though....

If thats not clear, maybe try to be more descriptive about what your having trouble with.

Did the video show what you are trying to achieve?
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 From:  OSTexo
8345.11 
Hello gunter511,

Sorry I misunderstood you. Benfarmers script should work if you want the spiral beginning and ending at the poles.
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 From:  OSTexo
8345.12 
Hello,

Thinking this through you won't be centered on axis if you just want to make one revolution, correct?
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 From:  bemfarmer
8345.13 In reply to 8345.9 
Hi Gunter,

I am uncertain what you are trying to do. What do you mean by center? Lines connected where and to what, and orientation?

Using Burr's 3 pt method (with a circle), I got this .3dm

- Brian

EDITED: 14 Mar by BEMFARMER

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 From:  bemfarmer
8345.14 
Okay, after more thought, I'll use a tootsie roll analogy.
Place a helix around a short cylinder, with the desired number of turns, x.xxxx.

Place a line segment on each end, from the center axis outward.

Connect each helix end to one of these line segments, with another curve.
suggest MoI tapered helix command, or maybe variable pitch helix script, _VarPitchHelix.

- Brian

Or just use the tapered helix?
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.15 In reply to 8345.10 
Hi Gunter,
In the first video, I used the rotate by axis command to rotate "around your lines", and the created arc to get a center point for aligning the helix's center vertically with the lines. (Rotating the helix and leaving the lines stationary)

Here's another way where I use the edit frames rotation abilities and just rotate the entire geometry set so the lines are at the "12 o'clock" position (Aligned).... I also use "BoundingBoxCenter" instead of drawing the 3 pt. arc to get the center of the helix.

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 From:  BurrMan
8345.16 In reply to 8345.15 
Hi Gunter,

"""""""""""I watched your video but couldn't figure out how you got that spiral to join the vertical lines in the first place ?""""""""""""""""""

I see. I misunderstood this before.

I just did that on "Your file". I didn't create the lines and helix. Just did the alignment I thought was the question you were asking....
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 From:  gunter511
8345.17 In reply to 8345.15 
Burrman,

Thanks ever so much for taking the time to make and explain the video.

Unfortunately, from what I can tell the centre of the spiral is still to one side of the two vertical lines. In other words the centre of the spiral is not inline with the two lines. I'm looking for it to be in the centre while still connecting to them.

Am I just not getting it?

Sorry and thanks!
Gunter
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.18 In reply to 8345.17 
Hi gunter,
No, you missed it. In the first video i moved the center of the spiral to be in line with the lines. In the second video i rotated the lines to be in line with the center of the spiral.

Unless i misunderstood what what you mean by "in line"?

Others seem to be responding reading your request as "starting and ending the spiral at the poles"????? A spiraled sphere?
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.19 In reply to 8345.18 
Just read your response in another thread and it appears i misread what you were looking for. The spherical spiral starting and ending at poles.

Anyway....
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 From:  BurrMan
8345.20 In reply to 8345.19 
there was a "spherical spiral" command written. I attached it here. I don't remember who wrote it for credit...
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