I’m new to blender and 3D modeling and I’m trying to create an image of “fake waves” i.e. row upon row of waves, where each row could be likened to a 2x4 with waves cut out along the top. I have the basic wave shape and I want to duplicate that at regular intervals along the row, to give the impression of a single piece of wood. I cannot figure out how to do this besides manually duplicating and placing, which is time consuming and not exact. Is there any way to duplicate a 3d mesh along a path at reg intervals? I hope I’ve explained it well enough, I 'm rather new to all this. Anyway, thanks in advance for any help.
You can use dupli verts this will duplicate objects at the verts of another object
or u could use extrude dup, this creates a repetitive Extrude along a straight line. This takes place perpendicular to the view of the 3DWindow.
extrude dup button at the bottom here
Dupliverts looks like exactly what I need. Thanks so much.