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Hey I'm wondering how I would go about creating a cable coil in Blender? I don't even know where to begin.. enter image description here


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You can use screw modifier to get the result. here is a quick demonstration enter image description here

add circles like these in a mesh. more circles means more rings. Use smaller circle to get the result as shown in the ref.

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then make sure the origin is in the 3d cursor. Now add a screw modifier and tweak the settings as shown. Use the iterations value to increase the length of the wires.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a good start but make sure to understand how a cable coil works, as the winding is a bit different than here and it is one single cable. Also it might not be necessary to create all layers but only the outer one $\endgroup$ – Gimli Jul 14 '18 at 8:39

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