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A parametric replacement for Blenders current Gears addon
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Project: Blender Extensions
Tracker: Py Scripts Upload
Blender: 2.66
Category: Add Mesh
Python: 3.2
Script name: Gears 2.0
Wiki page: none yet
Dependencies: none
Author(s): Michel Anders (varkenvarken)
Status: Open

I started work on version 2.0 of my Gears script. The idea is that in should be able to replace the gears script that current part of Blender standard addon distribution.

Its key features are:

- all gears are parametric objects (so you can tweak them again at any time)
- a gear train is fully animated from the start (with drivers etc.)
- it's very user friendly (or at least that's what it should become :-)

More on the home page

Event Timeline

Version 0.0.2. makes it possible to rotate gears out of line, allowing for geartrains that dont have all gears in line.

version 0.0.2. adds support for helical and worm gears. Worm gears do not yet propagate information to driven gears, i.e. you have to fiddle the parameters to get a matching pair but then the drivers still work.

version 0.0.4 adds support for internal gears

version 0.0.5 adds support for involute gears and tapering

version 0.0.6 supports shifting the dededum/addendum with the shift parameter (useful for very large or very small number of teeth)
also the shape of the dedendum is better.

Brendon Murphy (meta-androcto) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Unknown Status.Sep 2 2015, 8:42 AM

closing as archived.
Michel Anders (varkenvarken)
parametric objects are still not currently supported.
your original Gears addon is in add mesh extra objects in contrib, if you have any updates, it would be nice to add there.