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I have a question about the mesh and geometry of a torus and how to achieve a certain physical effect.

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This is what I am talking about. I need to have a divided cut that is perpendicular to the direction of the faces of the torus.

Here is a picture of what I want to acheive: enter image description here

Notice how the torus-es/curves each have dividing segments that lie inbetween the faces of the torus? I'd like to achieve this effect, but I am not sure how to. Any help would be appreciated.

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Create the basic shape you want for your rings.

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Add an array modifier to it.

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Add a curve>Circle to the scene.

On you object add a curve modifier after the array and select the circle as object.

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Depending select the correct axis for the curve modifier so that your array becomes an indented tours-like object. Then adjust the settings for the array and the sizing of the object and the circle to your needs. enter image description here

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I see that you are using a texture to achieve the effect. My suggestion is to you make a texture but with vertical straight lines and in the Mapping panel in blender choose Cordinates: Generated and Projection: Tube. In the 3D viewport it's gonna look weird but in the render it's fine.

If you need more rings just increase the repeat value in Image Mapping.

:D

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you tell me how to do this in Cycles,please? $\endgroup$ – JeremiahTDK Jan 20 '17 at 19:14
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The easier way to accomplish this is something like the follow:

  1. while in edit mode, select all edges that have that direction under

  2. select menu, perform a "checker deselect", do select just every other edges that have that direction

  3. duplicate and seperate those edges to a new object (Shift+D>Shift+P by selection) you now have a new object with just those edges
  4. you can choose to apply a wireframe modifier, or convert these Edges to curves and giving depth.
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    $\begingroup$ To make this answer more useful please add images that detail the workflow and the final result. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Oct 30 '16 at 19:30

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