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Old 14-04-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default CV curve, extrude and cap problems, please help

Hi all i hope someone can help.

I'm using maya 4.5.

I created a cv curve pattern similar to a swirl design.

Ive extruded it thats all good but I cant seem to cap the design.

I've looked on the forums and i cant seem to see anything that helps my situation ive tryed all the other suggestions, I hope someone can help.

Thanks

P.S I'm using a mac but dont know how to take a sceen shot, other wise i would post a picture.
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Old 14-04-2005, 07:36 AM   #2
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what was the shape of the profile curve that you extruded? That will determine how you cap it off.
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Old 14-04-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Hi I figured out to take screen shots heres the path I created with the CV curve tool.
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Cool that picture insert worked.

I then extrueded the path to this.
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Old 14-04-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
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On the first picture, its the swirl I want to be filled in, the hole/s in the big and little circle.

I'm really stuck, even when I planar the isoparms it still hasnt capped the shape properly.

Did I extrude properly? was that the right choice?

Dang any help is appreciated........
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hmm you tried using the bevel+ tool? i used it for letters, but it should work for that too
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I can see it's at least 2 curves, is it more than that. Bevel+ should do this, but be sure to select the larger curve then the circle for it to cap off right.
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Hi,

Thanks for your help guys its really appreciated!

Yup they are two curves mhcannon, i have selected the outter then the inner and vice verser but it comes up with this error

"cannot convert data of type string to type int[]"

It bevels and caps one path fine, just not both

What Iam I doing wrong???
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Sometimes Maya can't use certain curves. I run into this with certain fonts and whether or not they are bold or capitalized. Ususally, and by no means am I going to try and be technical, I will adjust some of the curves control points so that they are in the proper position. Sometimes they will over lap. You may be able to fix it by rebuilding the curve with more or less control points, or even change the curve direction. You also have to make sure they are planar. and on the same plane.

I hope that helps a bit.
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select the problem curve, then select Edit Curves>Open/close curve

any difference?
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Hi guys,

Success! :p

Thanks for all your help!

every little bit helped.

Cheers!
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