Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Cog Wheel

Use this plug-in to create a cog wheel. It has a range of properties to adjust the look of the cog wheel.

To avoid decreasing the system performance, set the tessellation to a lower value since it does not make much difference in quality.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

Cog Wheel Properties


  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Tesselation: Sets the level of detail.

  • Corners: Sets the number of corners the cogwheel is to be constructed of. The cog wheel gets one tooth for each corner, so the number of teeth changes correspondingly.

  • Height: Sets the height or width of the cog wheel.

  • Tooth height: Sets the height of the cog wheel teeth.

  • Diameter: Sets the diameter of the cog wheel.

  • Hole: Creates and sets the size of a hole in the cog wheel.

  • Bevel: Sets the degree of bevel at the cog wheel.

  • Inner Bevel: Enables or disables bevel in the cog wheel hole.

  • Show Top: Enables or disables visualization of the top.

  • Show Bottom: Enables or disables visualization of bottom.

  • Center: Allows you to select where the geometrical center should be placed on the cog wheel: Either Center, Bottom or Top.

To Create a Cogwheel


  1. Add the Cog Wheel plug-in to a container.

  2. Add a material to the same container.

  3. Set Hole parameter to 50.0.

  4. Set the transformation parameters for the container to: Rotation X: 90.0, Y: 45.0 and Z: -45.0.