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Old 29-01-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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I would like to extrude a profile circle curve along a path and also be able to place additional profile curve(s) of different sizes and or shape - like is possible with the BiRail+3 tool. (so that one end is large and the other is small - etc)

I only want one path curve - not too and the profile curve to be closed.

Is this possible? I can not figure out how to do this, any thoughts appreciated.
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The first method that comes to mind is an Animation Snapshot, where you attach the circle to a path and actually animate it, scaling it up where you want the path to be thicker, etc. Then doing the animation snapshot will give you a series of circles in the shape you keyed which you could then loft.
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Old 30-01-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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thanks! I will check out your suggestion.

However, I am hoping that I would be able to use the path curve as a means of animating the loft ( a variable width tube)
Maybe the animation snapshot method will also allow me to do this - if it retains the history and is animatable.

I was able to create the shape I wanted with lattice deformer, but that seems a cludgy way of doing this.

Thanks again.
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Yes, it should.
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