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Old 20-07-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm trying to create a flat shape, I simply want to trace the outline of one i've created in illustrator (and placed on a plane in Maya to use as the template), it has angled edges aswell as curved .

Will I have to make two seperate objects, one with the curves and one with the angled edges or can can I draw/model it as one shape?

Thanks for any help people.

* in the pic the shape I want to draw is the filled box surrounding the text.
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Old 22-07-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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anyone..?

...just worried i'm not makin any sense if not just say and i'll try to explain it another way.

Cheers, sorry for the hassle.
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draw it all as one shape, use three or more cvs close together at the point where you want a hard edge. That should work.

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polygons! :tup:
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Thanx for the feedback guys..

I'm using the create polygon tool I can draw all the angled/flat edges fine, it's just when I come to a section with a corner i want to curve ( i.e the top right piece ) how do I change the tool so it will draw that curve and continue on from it to finish the rest of the shape? e.g straight line > angled line > curved line - straight line... etc
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by adjusting the number of points in the polygon. When you smooth a poly will try to round it's self off. If you have lots of cuts and verts then it will hold it's edge

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