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alkart2003
04-16-2012, 11:53 AM
How do you take a polychain and turn it into a curve so I can do a rail extrude? Can anybody help?

gerry_g
04-16-2012, 12:22 PM
K to kill the polys, select points in order first to last, select make open curve command I would think, but I'm sure someone will tell you a quicker way

alkart2003
04-16-2012, 12:22 PM
I made the poly chain into a curve. I figured that part out but the geometry that I want to extrude dissappears when I run rail extrude and there is no extrusion. I put the main geometry in the forground and the curve in the background and just as soon as I click rail extrude and choose automatic or any of the others It vanishs. HELP? PLEASE!

alkart2003
04-16-2012, 12:38 PM
You're the man! That worked thanks for the help.......

SplineGod
04-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Dstorm used to have a plugin to convert polygon edges to curves. It still might be around.

biliousfrog
04-17-2012, 04:15 AM
Quick tip - before you kill the polys you can use the select loop tool (right arrow key).

Select two points in order (works with polys and edges too), hit select loop and it will select all of the points in order along the chain..great for creating polys, curves or just for quick selection of loops ;)

erikals
04-17-2012, 05:51 AM
yep, what biliousfrog says! :]