nurbs and bezier curves, can these be used to make deformed cylinder??


I am working on a piping aplication. I want to draw deformed pipes(bended some places) when a force is applied to the pipes. How can I go about bending the pipes, can nurbs etc. be used to create a curved/bended cylinder???


Hi !

Yes you can bend a cylinder created as a nurb surface, but it’s not very easy, I think you would be better of to implement the bending on a cylinder created from triangles.

It’s easier to calculate the bending that way.


Yes NURBS would do it, but you might also like to look at free-form-deformations (FFDs)