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THE REVOLUTIONS WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

In our quest to eliminate unnecessary CVs, another very useful technique is reducing the number of sections in a revolve creation. You will notice that as the revolve sections are reduced, the circular profile becomes more oblong and distorted. For entertainment applications, accuracy is not a great factor, so this can be reduced from the default of 8 down to 4, 5, or 6. Also note that the distortion created will only be noticeable at the end profile, so for piping or tubing, it will appear indistinguishable from a higher section element. Again, this will vastly reduce CV count if the model has a fair number of revolves, such as a grimy boiler room containing huge amounts of pipework. Also, it helps to reduce midsection CVs on straight runs by lofting between two circles using the Degree 1 Linear option with 4, 5, or 6 CV circles (not the default 8).

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