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7

Shapes

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In this lesson you’ll learn about shapes. The shape is a linear object type that can form an open or closed area. Shapes are mostly used in 2D graphics but can also be defined in three dimensions. You can use shapes as building blocks for 3D geometry with modifiers like Lathe, Bevel, and Extrude. Compound objects such as Loft and ShapeMerge also use 2D shapes to build 3D objects.

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

•  Distinguish between the basic elements of a shape

•  Create basic shapes

•  Edit shapes and their sub-objects

•  Use modifiers with shapes to create 3D Geometry

Shape Definitions

A shape is typically ...

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