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Isometric Bike Wheel - page 6
We left the original ellipses in place in the center of the wheel to help locate the axle you just constructed. With Snap to Objects turned on, drag the axle group center to the original position. Ungroup and clean this up by deleting extra lines and ellipses. Position the spokes inside the inside rim by marquee selecting the spoke components and grouping them together. Then shift click select that group and the inside rim and align horizontally and vertically centered.
To position the spokes, select the orange spokes and use the Node Edit tool to control drag all of the central nodes down to the lower face of the bottom ring. My wheel has a lot of bent spokes now. Use the Node Edit tool to visually fix each of the ends. When the entire orange set has been fixed send it to the back and break it apart so there are 18 individual spokes.
To position the front spokes, select the blue spokes and use the Node Edit tool to control drag all of the central nodes up to the top face of the top ring. Again the wheel has a lot of bent spokes. Use the Node Edit tool to visually fix each of the ends. When the entire blue set has been fixed break it apart so there are 18 individual spokes. Delete the little colored circles and the extra inside rim ellipse. The next tutorial will concentrate on completing the wheel, tire and rim and then rendering the result.

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