Extrude/ Loft along 4 curves

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04 April 2013   #1
Extrude/ Loft along 4 curves

Hi, I'd really appreciate some help on this... deadline approaching.

Previously i had a set up with a nurbs curve (square) as a profile curve and four curves, coming from each of it's corners, forming a trail along which the square could extrude. The result was an extrude which follows the corners exactly. I did it using a loft, which generated 4 subcurves which i was able to use to animate the extrude precisely, rather than just the usual single /double curve extrude which was causing problems.

I've tried every possible setting and i cannot recreate the original set up- the lofts always cave in on themselves. If anyone can help me with this i'd be EXTREMELY grateful.

Is there some setting i've missed? Do i need to prepare the curves before lofting in some way?

thanks
 
Old 04 April 2013   #2
I always seem to solve these problems as soon as i post them! You don't need a profile curve. Just use the corner curves, and animate all four subcurves simultaneously for the extrude.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #3
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.