View Full Version : What's It For??

06-28-2007, 10:35 AM

Could someone tell me what the spline cage is for (ie whats it good for) the manual is impressively vague on the subject.



06-28-2007, 11:14 AM
A spline cage is one way of building a shape from scratch. It's not as popular any more as some of the newer tools, but searching the forums for "spline cage" will give you plenty of conversations to look at.

06-28-2007, 03:10 PM
Seems odd that we're on version 9.x and a legacy tool still gets menu prominence?
I got curious as I've only recently needed to start using splines and thought it might be useful - the manuals description says it all I guess the entry in the manuel says it all.

thanks for the reply

06-28-2007, 03:30 PM
Anyway, you can make a cage, bend it into shape... or something... and patch it up (ctrl+f) by selecting 4 of the splines where you want a patch.

:D Shows you how much I know. I thought a spline cage was the same thing as a subpatch cage, which just shows you where the points are