The attached set up works fine, but visually it's a mess, and I can't help wondering if there's a much simpler way of expressing this idea...
Objects A, B, C, and D are all clones of rotated cylinder M. A and C are slightly scaled down versions of M, and B and D are slightly scaled up.
Further, A and B share a fixed Y-axis, and C and D share a variable Y-axis. A and D share a common X-axis, as do B and C. Theses axes are equidistant from x=0. Yep, they're the vertices of an imaginary rectangle, with side A-B centred on 0,0.
This is what my set up for this presently looks like:
Can this be simplified?