This quickstart tutorial shows how you can use the Bend SOP, to bend, twist, taper, adjust length scale, and create shapes which would otherwise require significant effort when manually modeled as a starting initial position. This video will show how you can bend a plain tube geometry into a more interesting shape, with little effort.



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  • kocsisalex 3 years ago  | 

    My god...

    FINALLY! The old bend tool was a little bugy and hard to use, but this one looks super smooth. You just made the Ferrari of the bend tools!

  • anon_user_47126064 2 years, 6 months ago  | 

    Is it possible to bend mirrored from centre of object - so both ends of tube bend towards each other from centre?

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