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  • [NEWBIE Q] Gnarl

    Is there a way I could increase the radius of gnarl? I'm trying to create a spiral lucky bamboo.

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    Hey MimiZ: gnarl is applied per accurate spline point. The more force, the more curvature at each point, the tighter the spiral. To create a design like the spiral lucky bamboo with a larger radius, you can adjust the profile curves on the force to only apply it in the middle, then apply a gravity or direction force near the end to make it return to going up.

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    If this doesn't create a large enough radius for your design, you may want to test alternate approaches, like the bend tool in our freehand editing mode or using a cylinder mesh as a geometry force to wrap your bamboo around.

    Hope this is a helpful start. If you'd like more specific tips, feel free to share your reference and any problems you encounter in your workflow!