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Old 20th January 2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hey there. Being bored, I decided to blow the dust off of AC3d. So im looking at objects around the house, and I started building in AC3d. So I have a lamp. And I got everything going well. But what I dont know how to do, and what I seem to be stuck at is. See at the bottom of included image? thats not my lamp, but I can explain the problem viewing this one. How do i make that bottom round of like that, then come back up?



As you can see in the image, the lamps bottom kinda forms a heart, and also goes back up. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you could also keep it 2nd grade level , cause im not the brightest crayon in the box, and dont know ac3d as well.
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Old 20th January 2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hm, that looks like a toughie. I'd use the "Extrude along path" tool. Just make a generic polygon and a line to serve as the path the polygon will follow. Select the polygon and then the path (I think it's that order, I don't use the tool often anymore) and click the extrude along path button. Scaling the polygon down for each level will be a bit tricker, though.
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Old 21st January 2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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http://supercoldmilk.com/ac3dplug/extpath_scale.html
Or instead of the path tool you could use this exellent plugin. Just do as captain said, but instead of the "extrud along path", use the plugin.
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Old 21st January 2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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I made this in about 20 minutes.
First time I used the plugin that tbd mentions.
Very easy...
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Old 21st January 2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Ok. So I downloaded the plug in. Unfortunatley it didnt come with a read me or anything so im not to sure how to , or even where to put this in my AC3D folder. I opened up the folder, but there was a few places where .tcl files were, and I wasnt sure where to put this, or the other one that came with it. 20 minutes. Wow thats awesome. I need those skills. Anywho, Thanks for all the replys. I appreciate the help.
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Old 21st January 2008, 06:09 PM   #6
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Ok. So I downloaded the plug in. Unfortunatley it didnt come with a read me or anything so im not to sure how to , or even where to put this in my AC3D folder.
It is written on the web page, Dennis has always been very serious and pro with his stuff
Anyways, good luck with your model
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Old 21st January 2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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Well...I feel sheepish...<bahhhhhh> didnt even see that. Now not only am i learning to model, but i gotta learn to read things alittle better..lol thanks for the help, and pointing out the obvious i didnt see luuckky. <goes back to corner and hides>
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