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How do you make a spiral? [duplicate]

I need to make a little spiral for a model I'm making you know those little things on the handle of a furnace
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Create a mesh spiral [duplicate]

I have cube mesh pole going to the bottom of a icosphere at the moment, but I also want a mesh spiral going down it too. I don't want some single vertex line since that wont show up for rendering. ...
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Create Spring Coil [duplicate]

I want to create spring coil. If I try to create it by manually extruding the edges it will probably look weird and deformed. Is there a way to create a spring coil procedurally so that it is even and ...
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How to draw conical spiral column [duplicate]

How can i draw this kind of column but with different radius on top and bottom, so the column is slightly conical.
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How to go about making a keyring? [duplicate]

how would i go about creating a keyring like this in blender? I started with a bezier circle curve but not sure how to make the double ring from there and have them connect at the center. thanks
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How to model with polygons, the hinges of Medical 3-Spring Aluminium Chart Holder? [duplicate]

Medical 3-Spring Aluminium Chart Holder Provides Strong 3-spring closure form medical histories.• As shown in the figure below.
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Coil Mechanism for Vending Machine

I'd like to make an animation of a vending machine. I'm looking for some pointers on how to make the coil turn and drop a snack. I've made the coil from this link. The coil is on a hard surface and ...
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Create flat coil

I am trying to make a flat coil/helix out of a cylinder like this: I have tried playing with the screw modifier but couldn't get anything close to the image. Is there a modifier to do this or will I ...
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Modelling a mechanical spring for a bike

I am currently modelling a bike based on a Norton 961: I struggle with modelling a proper mechanical spring. It should look like this, I think: I really don't know how to make it look flowing and ...
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Operator Panel options grayed out [duplicate]

Yesterday I started to learn blender. Now I want to model a spiral for my hammer. When adding a spiral, how can I access the associated options in the Tool Shelf? spiral options greyed out
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How can I create a twisted pole?

I'm looking to make a pole shape similar to this excluding the piece on the top
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How do I create a cable coil? [duplicate]

Hey I'm wondering how I would go about creating a cable coil in Blender? I don't even know where to begin..
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Spiral texture/material on the sphere

How to setup material with a texture on the sphere which will look like this I have draw in Paint straight line but I don't know how to bend it spirally around the sphere with material nodes. Also, ...
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How to make a simple spiral w/ arrow like the Weatherman

I'm making a YouTube video about a tornado in a campfire I videorecorded. I want to show my viewers the mechanics of the tornado. Here's a screen shot of what I'm after: I'm not looking to be a ...
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Blender 2.79 - Can't find Spiral tools in toolbox

This is my first time working with 3D modeling. I thought Blender would be a good one for a beginner. I decided that a necklace would be a good first time project to learn blender. However, the ...
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