Description: This command creates a surface by revolving a curve around a rotational axis.
Inline mode usage:
- revolve -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
- revolve –s <name> –p <x1 y1 z1> <x2 y2 z2> <angle>: Create a surface by rotating a curve by a number of degrees.
Interactive mode usage:
- Invocation: revolve
- Curves to revolve.
- First axis point.
- Second axis point.
- Rotation angle, in degrees.
The line that joins both axis points will be the axis considered for the rotation.
We’re going to create a torus by revolving a circle around a rotational axis. In order to do this, we have to create the circle to revolve:
Center [x y z]: 6 0 0
Radius [double]: 2
Revolving this circle around the Y axis we will create a torus with an inner radius of 4 and an outer radius of 8, as we will see below:
Select curves on screen (Press enter when done): // Select the circle
Axis point 1 [x y z]: 0 0 0
Axis point 2 [x y z]: 0 1 0
Angle [degrees]: 360