Hi all, I’m new to modeling, and I decided to pick up blender for a project. What I want to be able to do is model a bunch of different kinds of gears to use in precision clockwork.
I know there’s an addon that comes with blender that lets you add gears, and it seems to have a pretty good range of functionality, but there’s a fair amount of things that I can’t figure out how to make it do, like gears with asymmetrical teeth for ratchets and escapements and that sort of thing.
What I’m wondering is if there’s a really robust gear addon out there that can do those things. Failing that, any tips on how to do gears by hand? As I said, I’m completely new to modeling, so there’s probably nothing too obvious to tell me.
Thanks in advance.