View Full Version : Stencil onto a sphere problem extruding

03-11-2009, 01:53 PM
I've stenciled a shape onto a sphere in order to keep the sphere's curvature for the new object. Looks ok, but now I'd like to extrude it. Any suggestions? A normal extrude (or smooth shift) leaves the edges ragged because of the uneven polygon sizes.
I started with a tessellated sphere.


03-11-2009, 02:48 PM
Easy answer is to copy the shape into a new layer, highlight the polys, use Extend Plus with no shift, then use Point Normal Move to extend the shape. (Do this a few times, so you have segments along the extrusion.) Then copy the original shape into this layer and merge points. Done. (Unless you have to flip all the polygons.)

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03-11-2009, 05:06 PM
Worked perfectly, thanks!