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Helix Ribbon by LuxXeon Helix Ribbon by LuxXeon
Modeled in 3dsmax. Rendered in LuxRender (v1.0RC4).

An interesting object discovered while playing with a Helix spline shape in 3dsmax. The workflow began as a helix spline (of course), created using a fabulous, yet simple add-on called Helix Pro by Joker Martini. It's basically a helix spline on steroids. Anyway, gave the shape rectangular thickness of 13H by 3L, with 20 sides, and 7.5 turns, with an equal radius of 20 for both radii (start and end). Then a bend modifier on top of that, set to bend along the Z axis 360 degrees. This is where the fun began. Next, in the stack, I applied radial symmetry, slicing the shape along the X axis for a count of 3, then mirroring the result, and welding the vertices. Converted the resulting shape, which is basically what you see here, to a editable poly, then chamfered all the border edges to the amount of about 0.3. Then another edit poly modifier to top off the stack, and select my material zones. Then output to Luxrender for rendering. Thought the result was interesting. Hope you like.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional
cool
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Jason-C Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! :)
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timemit Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very nice..and interesting :)
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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lolatmyself23 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very unique. Incredible symmetry and complexity.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This looks almost edible :)
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AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. You may have to explain your radial symmetry in a tutorial or make a plug in or something. At first I thought you meant array. I would like to know how you are doing thing. Awesome render!
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AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*doing things.
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous!!!
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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maxxxmodelz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never saw a shape quite like this before. Amazing that you got this from a helix spline. I tried very quickly to follow the workflow in your description, but you must be leaving out a few criticalsteps, because I ended up with a mess. haha. Not sure, really, how you sliced the shape using "radial symmetry". That's the part that had me lost. Great work.
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LuxXeon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Radial symmetry is simply slicing an object at equal angles along a specific axis center point, which needs to be offset slightly to get the results you would expect. This isn't something the standard slice tool can do by itself. You need some additional help with Maxscript.
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