Time for action — assembling the ship's wheel
When using DupliVerts, Blender starts with a pattern mesh object, which in this case is the spoke. It makes an instance of the pattern mesh object and moves the copy to the location of a vertex on the base object, in your case, the circle. DupliVerts can also rotate the DupliVerted copy with respect to the center of the base object:
- Select the circle with theRMB.
- In the Properties window header, click on the Object button. It's the fifth button from the left.
- In the Duplication subpanel, select the Verts button in the center. A Rotation checkbox will appear. Check it.
- Select the spoke with theRMB. Then also select the circle again with Shift+RMB. Press Ctrl+P to parent the circle to the spoke. Choose ...