Twisted Extrude

by Mark Kingsnorth in Scripts and Addons

Extrude Faces with an Extra Twist:

Create a twisted extrusion effect that is useful for quickly creating curled geometry like pipes, tendrils, or more abstract effects.

Creating curved extrusions:

Get interesting effects on shapes like the Ico Sphere with the Extrude Individual Faces option:

Features:

  • Interactive interface works similar to Blender's standard extrude and ZigZag Extrude.
  • Animate the effect with the freely available Animation Nodes Blender add-on (example .blend file included).
  • Rotate the extrusions.
  • Taper the extrusion effect.
  • Twist along face normal or on local and global coordinates.
  • Control the number of subdivisions on the sides.
  • Save presets that remember your parameters next time.
  • Menu allows you to adjust the parameters until you are happy:

  • Multiple options to allow you to extrude faces individually or as a group:

Questions?

Rotation along the X axis by 90 degrees is applied to the side of a cylinder.

If you have any questions or issues with the add-on, don't hesitate to contact me through my Blender Market page or my Twitter page @markkingsnorth.