View Full Version : Making Rail Extrude turn a sharp corner

Tom Wood
10-29-2003, 04:43 PM
Hi All,

I'm making a series of endomorphs for some simple cartoon lips. I'd like to use Rail Extrude and change the rail path to generate the morphs. But, when it comes to a sharp corner, it has trouble making the turn. Are there any tricks to get a smooth turn around the corners?



10-29-2003, 10:25 PM
A trick I do is to make 4 paths for it to follow.
Where you have 1 path thru the center, I will copy/paste it and move it to the front of the lip and the orig to the rear, then paste another copy to a new layer and us it for the outside of the lip (where it changes to skin) then paste another to make the inside of lips (where it changes to mouth). then when you extrude to path it will follow exactly your paths.
Move the paths a little (the points) and you can puff the top lip and it will follow the 'Puffs'

Maby that will help

Tom Wood
10-30-2003, 12:27 AM
Thanks prospector,

More control curves is exactly what I needed to do! I think I can get by with two.