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# torus center and radius subpanel (Surfaces panel)

This subpanel creates three-dimensional torus surface primitives by specifying the center, normal direction, minor radius and major radius.

The highlighted node is the center; the dark one is the normal; this torus has a major radius of 3 and minor

radius of 1.

Four inputs are required to create a torus using this method:

• | The center node defines the center of the torus. |

• | The vector between the center node and the normal vector node is the torus axis, thereby defining the torus orientation. |

• | The major radius defines the outside radius of the torus, measured from the center node. |

• | The minor radius defines the radius of the circular cross-section of the torus. |

Create torus surface primitives by specifying the center and radius