I'm a bit new to Blender so I apologize if this is a really simple thing. I'm trying to make a peppermint candy in Blender (like this:


one of those red ones that looks swirled. So I'm extruding a circle, slightly rounding the edge, then there's a flat surface, and there are equal cuts of the disc that alternate red and white. Is there a way to basically twist the whole thing around the centerpoint such that the bands curve like that? Thanks very much!

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    $\begingroup$ Look up proportional editing $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Dec 7, 2015 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ I've used proportional editing for some simple resizing/reshaping...I guess I don't quite see how it would be used for this problem. Would I use it with a rotation? $\endgroup$
    – cosmic_cow
    Dec 7, 2015 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that would be the way to do this $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Dec 7, 2015 at 20:20

1 Answer 1

  • In Object Mode add Shift-A a circle (Mesh/Circle) Set

  • Change to Edit Mode Tab make sure you're in vertex select mode.

  • Extrude and Scale E,S,0
  • Change to Face select (see image below)
  • Click a random face, select all A
  • From the menu pick Select/ Checker Deselect

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  • Create another material and assign it to the selection
  • Add loop cuts Ctrl-R RMB enter image description here

  • With the inner faces select you're there

  • Set proprtional editing O and rotate R enter image description here

You might want to select the outer edges and extrude them to add the on colored border as in the reference image.

Result with some tweaking:

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh, awesome. This is incredibly helpful! Thanks very much! $\endgroup$
    – cosmic_cow
    Dec 9, 2015 at 3:32

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