did you hear that ?
it's me... slapping myself in the face !
OK boyz and galz -
I must ask the programmers of Maya to forgive me for I have sinned
Actually for I haven't SEEN - The problem I was trying to solve is easily resolved by setting the MAX SUBDIVISON DENSITY in the offset Curve Options box.
BUT YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT - DIDN'T YOU ?
It works (at least for now).
Mike McKinley was right - and I knew it - I just couldn't see how.