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Can someone answer? Cone unfold and flatten difference.

Question asked by Clint Stahl on Jan 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 26, 2012 by Clint Stahl

Here's the thing. I 'm working on an offset cone. I finish it and hit flatten and it totally deforms, (look at picture ,flat pattern), at this point I figure I did something wrong. Then I go and unfold it for the heck of it (see picture unfold), and it turns out exactly the way it should. Does it mean the flatten would be you jumping on it and flatten it, and maybe unfold means to actually lay the bend out so it unfolds properly. I have no idea what the difference is supposed to be.

I also added an image of what the cone is supposed to look like. You can hover over the image to find out which is which.

bent cone.pngFlat Pattern.png