Torus Builder By: Tarquin
This makes a torus, or sections of a torus, and was suggested by purice at the PlanetUnreal Forums. ## Options**OuterRadius**-
The outer radius. **TubeThickness**-
It might have been more logical to call the radii OverallRadius and CrossSectionRadius, as suggested on PlanetUnreal forums, but I'd already written the code, picturing the torus as a bicycle tyre, made from an inner tube looped to meet itself. This is then the diameter of the tubing, and will also be the height of the torus. OuterRadius - TubeThickness = radius of hole in the middle. Note for mathematicians, topologists and freaks on my wavelength: fiddle with the way it meets itself and you get a Klein bottle! **WheelSides**-
This is how many times the tubing is bent to make the full loop. **WheelSidesUsed**-
Works like the 2D editor's revolve tool, with an added extra: leaving this at zero tells the builder to use the value of WheelSides, so the number of sides of a full torus can be specified without having to enter two values. **TubeSides**-
The tubing is made from a cylinder with this number of sides. **WheelAlignType**-
'Plain' and 'Side' work the same as the AlignToSide 'False' and 'True' respectively; 'Caps' is a special case of 'Side' which cuts the first section of a partial torus to the x-axis. This shows the possible cases, applied to the cylinder builder: -
**TubeAlignToSide**-
This works the same as the 'align to side' option in the native builders, and changes the alignment of the tube cross-section polygon. (To get a clear picture of what it does, set WheelSides to 4, TubeSides to 8, and look at both types in a side view.) **GroupName**-
Works the same as in the native brush builders.
## Known issuesI've found that setting sides higher than 16*16 causes some of the
polys not to display. This may be due to the sheer number of polys and BSP
cuts. ## Future developmentI'd like to implement Item Naming options, so selecting polys by matching item gives either sections of tubing, or horizontal bands all the way round. More details on the future versions page. ## NotesSee main page for legal stuff & disclaimer. |