Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Lathing splines, part of Getting Started with 3ds Max.
In this video, we'll take a look at the laif modifier. …This modifier takes a spline profile shape and revolves it 360 degrees around …an access to create a 3D object. This powerful tool allows you to create a …highly detailed 3D models with very little effort. …For this example, we're going to create the bell of the old-fashioned alarm clock. …Now, I've drawn in green the profile that we are going to create to use for the lathe.…
Now, when I say profile, I mean we're creating basically half of a profile. …We're going to use the line tool, from the shapes to begin with. …I'm going to start right up here at the top. …Click to create the shape to begin. And then I'm going to just make my way …down, creating curved and corner points. Now, with a Lathe, you can either close …the shape or leave it open. I'm going to leave it open.…
So I'm going to right-click to exit. Just so we can see the shape that I created. …There it is. In the modify panel, I'm going to add the …lathe modifier. Initially the lathe is going to look …
- The interface and navigation
- Creating and manipulating objects
- Working with modifiers
- Vertex, edge, and border modeling
- Working in Element mode
- Editable polys and NURMS
- Creating 3D shapes from 2D shapes
- Vertex sub-object editing for splines
- Lathing and lofting splines
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring 3ds Max
2. The Interface and Navigation
3. Creating and Manipulating Objects
4. Working with Modifiers
Using an FFD modifier8m 47s
5. Poly Modeling
6. Spline Modeling
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