Join Randi Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video Lofting splines, part of Getting Started with 3ds Max.
Lofting is another method for 3D object creation. …Starting with a shape that serves as a path, then adding any number of cross …section shapes that form a complex complete 3D object. …In this video we'll look at lofting to create the handle of this old alarm clock. …In itself, the handle is fairly simple. But this area here has a totally …different shape than the area up towards where your hand goes.…
So this area down here underneath these bolts is flat, where this area up here is round. …I'm going to switch over here to a perspective view and unhide some splines …that I created. This spline here follows the shape seen …from the front view of the handle and these two shapes represent the different …cross sections that the loft will have. The rounded portion for this part and the …area that's slightly squished, sorry that's not a very technical term, but …it'll do. And that's the area that's going to come …down here. When you begin a loft, you start with the …path, the object that represents the path.…
- 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
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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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