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Lesson 17 | Using Compound Objects

 

In this lesson, you'll learn about a set of creation tools known as compound objects. Typically, a compound object is created by combining two or more objects. The compound object types covered in this lesson are Boolean, Loft, Scatter, and ShapeMerge.

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An Archway can be quickly created using Boolean operations

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you'll be able to:

  • Union, subtract, and intersect objects using Boolean operations
  • Create complex forms using the Loft tool
  • Use the Scatter tool to distribute one object over another
  • Use ShapeMerge to refine a mesh.

Booleans

Booleans are compound objects that ...

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