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Lesson 14 | Creating Shapes

 

Introduction

Shapes are both 2D and 3D objects that can take on linear and curvilinear forms. Shapes are useful in the creation of more complex 3D geometry as well as in creating renderable objects of themselves. In this lesson you will see how to create shapes and some basic shape manipulation.

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Shapes

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create shapes.
  • Convert shapes to editable splines.
  • Use the Edit Spline modifier.
  • Extract Shapes from 3D objects.
  • Work with shape parameters.

Creating Shapes

There are a few basic tools available to you to create shapes. The first is through the use ...

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