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Old 13th December 2007, 06:50 AM   #1
thierry_st_malo
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Question 3D polylines and extrusions

Hi, all!

With AC3D, is it possible to create 3D polylines (e.g polylines that don't sit on one of the three reference planes), for instance by clicking on vertices in the 3D view? I have tried it, with "Select through" unchecked of course, but it doesn't seem to work. The polyline is projected on the "most suitable" reference plane.
I need such polylines as extrusion paths. So, next question: would "Extrude along path" work with a 3D polyline?

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Old 15th December 2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi Thierry,
my answer would be "yes you can use polylines as extruding paths".
But I wonder why you need polylines and not simple lines for that ?
AFAIK polylines are closed lines, do you really need your path to begin and end at the same point ?
If your path has to be not aligned on an axis and in "3D", make a temporary one, and then move some vertices here and there in the most suitable view to give it depth and whatever ...
This is the way I usually proceed myself.
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Old 16th December 2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: 3D polylines and extrusions

Thanks, Luuckyy.
You are right: I was actually speaking about lines, not polylines. Now for the rest, I can follow your suggestion, and I thank you for it; or, if I don't feel too lazy, I'll produce another script :-).
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