hi

how can i draw a cylinder between 2 vectors ?

so that one end starts at (x,y,z) and the other end ends at (x1,y1,z1)

thanks for any help

hi

how can i draw a cylinder between 2 vectors ?

so that one end starts at (x,y,z) and the other end ends at (x1,y1,z1)

thanks for any help

just add a bevel curve between the 2 points !

salutations

RickyBlender

could you elaborate on that ?

thanks

@sc3sc3,

You could use something like this below. You need to select two or more objects, those will indicate location A and location B. This then creates a beveled curve between the two.

```
import bpy
list = []
# Get selected objects
obnames = bpy.context.selected_objects
for a in obnames:
list.append(a)
a.select = False
check_select = len(obnames)
if check_select < 2:
print("Select at least two objects")
else:
# Create curve object
draw_curve = bpy.data.curves.new('draw_curve','CURVE')
draw_curve.dimensions = '3D'
spline = draw_curve.splines.new('BEZIER')
spline.bezier_points.add(len(list)-1)
curve = bpy.data.objects.new('curve',draw_curve)
bpy.context.scene.objects.link(curve)
# Curve settings for new curve
draw_curve.resolution_u = 64
draw_curve.fill_mode = 'FULL'
draw_curve.bevel_depth = 0.5
draw_curve.bevel_resolution = 5
# Assign bezier points to selection object locations
for i in range(len(list)):
p = spline.bezier_points[i]
p.co = list[i].location
p.handle_right_type="VECTOR"
p.handle_left_type="VECTOR"
bpy.context.scene.objects.active = curve
bpy.ops.object.mode_set(mode='OBJECT')
```

thank you very much crazycourier for this example !

don’t know anything about ‘beveled curves’

so have to study a bit

cool

You can also make a cylinder and then align it along the line connecting 2 points.

```
import bpy
def AlignZ(v1,v2): # Will align Z axis with X axis as 'UP'
dvec=v2-v1
rotation_quat = dvec.to_track_quat('Z', 'X')
return rotation_quat
cylinder= #your cylinder object
loc1= #location of end 1
loc2= #location of end 1
#Cylinder should be in quaternion rotation mode
cylinder.rotation_quaternion=AlignX(loc1,loc2)
```

After this simply place cylinder on center of line(distance) between 2 points.