March 25, 2006, 11:19pm
I want to make a cross sectioned curvy table leg and join the circles together with Ctrl+J. I found a spray bottle tutorial a while ago using cross sections but I can’t remember where I saw it. I searched google and wiki - nothing.
Which curves do I use? What’s the difference between the curves in the Curves submenu and the Surface submenu? Which ones work for joining cross sections?
The Nurbs Circle in the Curves submenu doesn’t let me duplicate on any other axis than the one that it’s already on. Can I change that somehow?
This is frustrating!
March 26, 2006, 5:52am
Here is some instructions,
should work for table legs.
in top view
add > surface > nurbs circle
in front and top view
scale it to a cross section and move to correct
point in space.
in top view
while in the editing mode
add > nurbs circle
repeat adding nurbs circles moving and scaling them
untill you got all the cross sections.
then select them in edit mode and press F key to form the surface.
March 26, 2006, 11:02am
Thank you so much, it worked!
The only thing I’m still wondering, what would you use Ctrl+J for?
EDIT: One more thing. How do I make the whole thing a regular mesh?
March 27, 2006, 8:59am
I’m getting an error when I hit Alt+C. It says it cannot convert to mesh. :-?
March 27, 2006, 9:20am
Could you please upload the file here:
and I’ll take a look at it.
March 27, 2006, 10:04am
It’s called kitchen_10u.blend
The one on the right I used F to join them together but I can’t get it to be a normal mesh so I can UV texture it with UV Face mode.
The one on the left (not a mesh yet), I tried hitting Alt+C with all of them selected, and that’s where I’m getting the error.
Thank you so much for your help.
April 9, 2006, 11:47pm
For one on the right Alt + C converted it to mesh and
the left one, that needed something like:
Ctrl + J
Alt + C
And few times changing between object and edit mode.
So both i got to such that were uv mappable.
Jules, do you have an older version of blender?
If you do i suggest downloading and installing the
April 10, 2006, 8:36am
I eventually got it to turn into a mesh, and I just downloaded the newest version, thanks.
May 10, 2006, 7:26am
I tried to do this tutorial: (founded in
But the Ctrl+J moves all the curves to Z=0.
This is a bug?
I’m using WXP and Blender 2.41
May 11, 2006, 12:15pm