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I can create / adjust the size of a torus created using Geometry Nodes but the changes are affecting the entire object in more than one axis / settings. Example of an issue, if I change the outer radius the inner radius also changes see animation below.

Node Setup: img1

Example:

  • I'm trying to have the outer radius only affect the outer radius.
  • I'm trying to have the inner radius only affect the inner radius.
  • I'm trying to have the height only affect the height of the object so if I type in 2.4mm the height will be a a total of 2.4mm from top to bottom.

I know this can be done with the torus object but the goal is to use Geometry Nodes to learn it.

Issues.

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This will be used to create custom 3D printed washers and o-rings.

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In the Add > Mesh > Torus context menu you can originally switch between the "Major/Minor" method or the "Exterior/Interior" method to create the torus.

With the following Geometry Nodes nodetree you can choose between those two methods as well: it has a boolean input to select which method you want. 0 (False) means "Major/Minor" whereas 1 (True) means "Exterior/Interior" method.

The other inputs define the major and minor radii resp. exterior and interior radii according to the chosen method.

EDIT: Sorry, I forgot you want to control the height as well and added it.

torus creation

EDIT 2: Before it gets too boring you can add more nodes and a boolean input to decide whether you want a washer with a circular / ellipsoid profile or a flat washer:

torus creation 2

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you can use this node setup here:

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    $\begingroup$ Without dividing the input values by 2 you should call them outer and inner diameter instead of radius. $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2022 at 10:08

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