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Old 17th January 2009, 01:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: Defining surfaces and other new questions....

Thank you! That helped immensely!
Originally Posted by lisa View Post
[EDIT: little clarification since I know we've been talking about creating surfaces all along... if it's just a polyline, not extruded, it's effectively a 2D shape. AC3D allows any number of sides in a surface, so practically any 2D shape can be treated as a surface. If your shape was 3D, you'd like need to use convex shape or ordered surface to fill in the surfaces. I hope that makes sense, I don't think I'm explaining it very well.]
No problem, I understand.

Speaking as someone really new to this (like that isn't obvious) it would really be good if the terms used were clearly defined somewhere. To a newcomer we don't even know what the difference is between a "Polygon" and a "Polyline" you know?
There are a lot of terms new to me. If you have a link to where they're described feel free to post it.
I've printed out the manual but it's not really in there.

I am going to work on my model some more and see what I come against next.
Right now I'm going through my model to "Snap Together" a bunch of Vertecies I want to act together.
So I'll let you know how I come along.

Thanks again!
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