Page 33 Modeling a Mountain Bike: The Chain

Making the chain is another case for an array, this time an array along a curve. For better visibility, all but the curves used for this step is hidden. Loft the curves shown below, and the other three pair of curves similar to these. Cap them as well.

Loft the pair of curves shown below.

Now, select the created chain surfaces / polysurfaces, and go ‘Transform/Array/Along Curve’, and select the curve running through them. Set the ‘number of items’ to 51.

The result should look like this: