Using the Sweep Modifier


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Using the Sweep Modifier

Now, we're ready to add a Sweep modifier to actually create some thickness or surface to this Editable Spline object. So, I'll select it. I go to the Modify panel, and I'll choose Sweep. Here it is. Sweep is kind of like a Loft, except it's simpler. You've only got one section ,or profile. You don't have all those bells and whistles, like deformers and so on. I'm going to hit F3 here, so we can see shading, and Alt+W to maximize that.

This is what you get, by default, when you add a Sweep for the first time. We've got a section here, and we're seeing an angle bracket as our section. So, I'm going to choose a different one. Let's just do a simple Bar. I'll need to reduce the length and width of the bar in the Parameters roll-out here. Let's try 2 centimeters and a Tab and then 2 centimeters and then another Tab. As you can see, here, now we've got the frame constructed. So, Sweep makes things a lot easier than constructing it all by pu...

Using the Sweep Modifier
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Using the Sweep Modifier 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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