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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Question How to make a flat surface from 2 curves?

Hi guys. A simple question for you Maya guys.
I have two separate curves and I want to make a surface between them like on the first screenshot.

I did this in 3dsMax. Two curves are attached as one object and I just add Face Extrude modifier and I get a single n-gon and I can modify the curve and the surface adjusts in real time. Here's a screenshot in Max:

So I modeled the outer curve, offset it and tweaked it a bit. Now I can modify the vertices and make the surface follow the changes like in this example I did:


In Maya, I tried this on many ways and I can't make it work. Yes, I have deleted the history and frozen the transforms if that matters.
I want a NURBS surface with history so I can edit the curves and the surface updates as I tweak the vertices of the curves.
Here are my two curves as two separate objects:

They have the same direction, same starting point and obviously same number of points. If I go to Surfaces -> Planar with both curves selected, I get some weird surface with artifacts like this:


So, how do I get a surface like in Max?

Thanks for taking the time to read (and possibly reply ).
David.
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Old 02 February 2013   #2
Select both curves and then in the Surfaces menu set choose Surfaces/Loft.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #3
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Originally Posted by cgbeige
Select both curves and then in the Surfaces menu set choose Surfaces/Loft.

That's kinda close but it doesn't work. I get this.

OK, thanks for reply, I think it's a problem with my curves then, I'll try to play with the curves and post the results if I fix this.
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Old 02 February 2013   #4
Looks like both curves have different number of points.
The example you show in max is not using NURBS curves but splines, the splines are very different than NURBS.
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