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Click the Attach button to exit that mode. Return to Extrude level in Stack view and observe that the new rectangle is a solid shape, not an opening in the wall. Return to Edit Spline level. 20. Using the Edit Spline modifier in Stack view, click the Attach button to add the new rectangle as a spline to the compound shape. [View full size image] 58 Part II: Modeling Part II: Modeling 59 4. Using the Edit Spline modifier in Stack view, select the Spline sub-object level. In the Geometry rollout, click the Trim button.
Path steps. Intermediate points between vertices of the path that define curvature in the connecting shape segment. When a shape is lofted along a path, segments are created in the loft mesh for each vertex and path step or shape step. These segments can clearly be seen in the preceding loft example, which has the Edged Faces option enabled in the viewport. Right-clicking the selected Loft object and going to the Object Properties dialog box shows that the object has 332 faces. On the Modify panel, Skin Parameters rollout, there are two numeric fields: Shape Steps and Path Steps.
The power of this view is that modifiers can be added or deleted at points in the history of your object, allowing for more flexible editing. For example, say you're creating an animation path that might be a rectangular shape or only one or more segments of the rectangle. 7, a rectangle object has a Spline Select modifier added. At the Segment sub-object level, the top horizontal segment is selected and a Delete Spline modifier is added to the stack. This Delete Spline modifier only operates on the selection just below it and deletes only the top horizontal segment.