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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — adding a line to control the mainsail

You can't control the sail without a line. Made just like the tiller, it shows the flexibility of this technique:

  1. Press A to deselect all objects. In the File menu, select Append.
  2. Find 6907_09_sloop_line.blend.
  3. Open the Object folder.
  4. Press A to select the Line and the Line Shape.
  5. In the 3D View, select the Line as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action — adding a line to control the mainsail
  6. Press the Tab key to get into Edit Mode. You see the control points of the Bezier Curve that creates the line. Press the Tab key to re-enter Object Mode.
  7. In the Properties window header, press the Object Data button. It's the eighth one from the left. ...

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