I made this Möbius loop by creating a narrow almond-shaped sketch and putting instances of it every 45° along the path of a circle. Each instance was rotated 22.5 degrees further than the previous instance along its own plane. I then used the Loft tool to bridge the gaps. (Although, I discovered on the first pass that I couldn’t connect the eighth sketch to the back of the first. To get around that I created another instance of the first 1/100th of a unit out, and “closed” the loop that way.)
Initially I’d tried revolving the sketch around an axis, but couldn’t find a way to make it twist reliably/stably along its path (I tried rotating the face on the end of the extrusion at various intervals around its path, but got mixed results, none of them what I was looking for).
That it isn’t actually closed is also a problem. I’d like this to be a completely solid object (I’d also like the way Shapr3D smoothes out the Loft curve across connections to also happen through that final connection, instead of that rather angular current start/stop area).
I’m sure there must be a better way to do this than how I’ve done it here. Any insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated. In fact, I have the sense I’m going to get the ‘Oh come on, that can be done like this!’ response, but I’m a newb, so I have to be able to endure a fair bit of that.
Thanks kindly in advance.