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  04 April 2012
Loft: can't get shape

Hi, I have a spline selected and then click loft, but the Get Shape button is greyed out. Why could this be, I have performed between 5 to 10 lofts then this spline decides to be an anarchist.

I created the spline from the grey object you see below, I selected the edges/corners in a loop and created a spline from the shape (the same thing I did in all the other lofts).

Here's a screen:

EDIT: I didn't think the screenshot would get so uselessly shrunk, sorry.
 
  04 April 2012
Originally Posted by Astralogic: Hi, I have a spline selected and then click loft, but the Get Shape button is greyed out. Why could this be, I have performed between 5 to 10 lofts then this spline decides to be an anarchist.

you are in the creation tab. Go to the modifiers tab (the second one with the blue thingy). There, in the actual objects modifier, get the shape and path
Quote: EDIT: I didn't think the screenshot would get so uselessly shrunk, sorry.

Don't worry, people here are used to that and know the "right click -> show image" trick
 
  04 April 2012
Originally Posted by Holzi: you are in the creation tab. Go to the modifiers tab (the second one with the blue thingy). There, in the actual objects modifier, get the shape and path

Don't worry, people here are used to that and know the "right click -> show image" trick


Ah the good old right click menu, I didn't think of that, makes sense really otherwise including images in ones post would be useless.

I'm afraid there's no such thing on my modify tab, take a look:



EDIT: I did had this problem before but I'm not sure what I did to fix it, if anything. I am pretty sure there is something wrong with the spline. If I select the shape and loft the two the other way around it will not let me select the spline as a shape. Also the spline has three or four yellow vertices, and I don't know what that means.

EDIT 2: After taking a real close look at this spline I've discovered that it's a real mess. There's vertexes and segment piled up all over the place. Looks like this is the problem (I hope). I'm off to do some tidying

Last edited by Astralogic : 04 April 2012 at 11:41 AM.
 
  04 April 2012
That might be an issue.

but you could also try "sweep" unter 'modifiers' does nearly the same thing as far as I can work out
 
  01 January 2013
Unhappy Another loft issue

Hi guys, I have a problem relating to lofts, so I thought I'd put it in here.

I've tried using loft to create a specific shape (the head of a spoon), but nothing seems to work. I created an ellipse and an arc (one for the boarder and one for the loft path), but loft insists on giving me silly results. I have tried exchanging path/shape variables, and none of the other loft options seem to change anything. Any ideas on how to make a spoon head with an ellipse and an arc? Thankyou
 
  01 January 2013
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