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How to draw this intertwined thing?

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Zox

Really, I was looking at this and was wondering how do I draw it in 3D? My guess is it probably is done by 'sweep' command but then I have to have the line first but how do I then draw the line to go like that?

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nukecad
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Interesting project to play with.

 

TBH as it's a camera tripod I think I'd be tempted to draw it with the legs straight, or splayed out as they would be in use.
Flexible leg mini-tripod.

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lrm

I would start with a helix but then because the ends are splayed a bit I would trace over the helix to make a spline with 4 fit points. I would then move the end point out radially a bit to make room for the sphere.  You can then use polar array to make the 3 legs.

For the model below I set the helix height to 60 and the number of turns to 0.5.  The circle I swept could be a bit larger.

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Zox

Thanks, lrm. To be honest I didn't know about helix and polar array and now in few minutes I made a shape that kind of looks like what I was trying to make. BTW is there perhaps some quick way to make those "ribs" or dimples?

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