Lofting a vase


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Lofting a vase

In the previous chapter we created the spline curves and now we are ready to connect them together to create a surface. The tool we are going to use in 3ds Max is called a loft. Now, in 3ds Max a loft is a little bit different than it is in some other programs. So you might be accustomed to the way that other programs, like Maya, create lofts and that's a little bit different. In most programs, a loft is just taking two spline curves and drawing lines in between them and that generates a surface.

But in 3ds Max it's a little bit more involved because you also need to have a so-called path and that's what this line is here. This is going to be our path and these other two splines are going to be the so-called shapes. So a 3ds Max loft must have exactly one path and it must have one or more shapes. So in this case, I have got one path and two shapes. To begin, I am going to select the path. I will go to the Create panel and under Geometry this time, I am going to choose from the p...

Lofting a vase
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Lofting a vase provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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