Issue with duplicating nurb curves

Im using Blender For Dummies, and there is a section where I can take a NURBS curve, and make a boat out of it by skinning it. I get to the point where I want to duplicate the curve making the base of it, but it only moves on the z axis! I have to move it on the y to make this work. And then after that, everything seems messed up, and copies are made, etc. What am I doing wrong here?

Hi Alski,

Try hitting the 3D button in the Curve and Surface panel.

Hope this Helps?

Kindest Regards,


Thank you, that seemed to solve that problem
But now my problem is, is when I press F, it says “cannot make segment”

Argh, I know its probably something little, but what am i doing wrong again?


Did you use Add/Curve/NURBS Curve? Because for the excersise you
are doing requires Add/Surface/NURBS Curve.

Hope this helps?



Oh no! Thank you, hopefully that didnt set me back too far, I thought it was asking for a curve.

Thank you