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Old 08-04-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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Question quick question about curves... :)

hello everyone, here is a quick question for curves...
when you have a curve, and you would like it to have a shape of whatever thingy you've made.... like a circle or a square, how do you do that....
like for example if i want to make a column, or a donat.... please help...
thanx in advance mates.... :-)
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:37 PM   #2
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please be so kind as to post this in the nurbs forum heh

well you have a curve, then you have another curve, and another to define the shape of your object, then you use the loft tool to build the actual surface
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or any of the Surfaces menu tools.
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wOw,.. :banana: , thanx a lot guys.... that really helped... I'm trying to do this physics project about this fusion reactor stuff.... really crazy.... anyway,... thanx again..
i'll be back with more questions ..
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another problem,... why does it give me these strange cuts and stuff... why not strait and perfect just as the lines are???
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what i really like to do is to wrap these 3 curves and make it as a kind of a bent wire... hmm...
if you have any propositions, please post :p
thanx...
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one more thing..
first of all, what I really wanted to make, was the wire (a curve) with an area of a rectangle....
I did this in 3DSMax once... that's why im trying to do it here... . There, you simply select a curve, then select a function which you wana use, and then it gives you an option: what shape would i like to make the area of whatever curve I draw... and then you draw a shape.... and you select it,... and it gives you this perfectly beautiful cord with a shape of whatever 2D figure i drue for the area... ....
i'm really trying to do this in Maya,,,
thanx for any help you can offer...
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Sounds like you want to do an Extrude command. Create a profile curve, create a path curve. Select Profile first, select path second. Surfaces > Extrude.

If it doesn't follow the path, in the channel box, you should see the extrude channel. Select it and turn the first 2 "off" options "on."
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yeeeh, thanx a LOT man, now that really what I was looking for.... HEHEHE... now I can work my stuff.... to the end!!!...lol
thanx again mate.... :-)
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