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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — converting the surface to a mesh

Now it's time for a big change. Make sure that you saved the file at the end of the previous Time for action — section. You are going to covert your Subdivision Surface to a mesh object:

  1. Make sure you are in Object Mode. Rotate the hull so you can see it well.
  2. Press Alt+C to convert the surface into a mesh object. Select Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text from the menu with theLMB as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action — converting the surface to a mesh
  3. Press Tab to go into Edit Mode. The control points are gone. You now have a boat hull.
  4. Press A to deselect any selected vertices

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This was a short but important step. Objects ...

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