Extended Primitives
Extended primitives are just an exten-
sion of the standard primitives. Go back
to your Create panel and select
Extended Primitives from the
drop-down box.
The extended primitives are basic
3D objects just like the standard primi-
tives, but they are designed with more
of a specific purpose in mind. You can
create a procedural hose on the fly and
adjust its shape or change the number of
rings it has. You can also create a “ring
wave.” This is something you might use
if you were creating an explosion and
you wanted a blast ring to emit from the
center. Figure 2-13 shows a quick example of this extended
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Figure 2-12: The
extended primitives
Figure 2-13: The RingWave primitive

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