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Modeling Vegetation
Added on: Mon Jul 03 2000
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For the stem/trunk we will be adding splikes. You can do this 2 ways, if you are in a large rush you can use cones as spikes. I would recommend using a different method. For this we will use the tool named 2 rail Sweep.
This method uses one curve as the cross section, and 2 curves to sweep along. We will be using interpolated curves for these surfaces. Figure.12 shows the splines drawn in different colors.

Coloured Splines

You will now need toaccess the Sweep 2 Rail tool by using the command Sweep2. Press enter and select your 2 rail curves (the ones in Red and Purple.), then select the cross section, which is the one in Blue. Once you press enter you should see a dialog box pop up, use the settings as seen in Figure.13.

Sweep2 Settings

Finishing up the model

Once you have completed the tutorial up to this point, the only thing that is left is to copy and scale the spikes all over the trunk/stem. You can view this in Figure.14.

Adding spikes

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