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Hey guy's I'm a beginner and I can't seem to get this to work!

I need to extrude AND spherify but it wont work when I do both! 

What do I dooooooo!???



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I am not sure what exacly you would like to achieve, but Generators (Extrude, Lathe, Sweep and Loft (greenish icons)) are ment to be used only with the Splines. While Deformers (blue icons) are ment to be used with Polygons and Primitive objects like non editable Cubes or what ever is under Primitive objects.

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What you can do is spherify the spline and then extrude that, unfortunately you can then only extrude in the xyz so the extrude goes vertically, not following the angle / normals of the sphere.

To get around that you can extrude to zero and then add thickness with the cloth tag, the phong goes a bit mad so you have to put that into a connect and sort that out.

example file below.




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sphere and extrude 01.c4d

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@deck  Hey! thank you for your reply, I'm trying to do it like you say but I still can't get it to work... Would you be open to helping me one on one through Discord perhaps ? If not. The problem is that My Spline is from a vector line made in Illustrator, I don't know if thats a factor that could be making it worse... 


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Hi Octurnal

Im afraid i don't even know what discord is, but I'm happy to help if I can. You can post the file here if you like or even just the spline part and I can have a look for you. I would imagine its something to do with the spline interpolation......

Looking at your grab, you still have the spline mask in there, you can delete that as I was only using it to create a similar pattern to yours. That is just used to combine or subtract paths from each other, so drop that out and it may work but post the file by all means if you can't sort it out.


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@deck Thank you so much! okay so what I want is like the file you sent me but attached to the sphere.. It is supposed to be like a prize! I deleted the spline mask but nothing changed, I'd love to understand why but I'm a silly beginner hahaha!


Thanks in advance, 




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You've got a few things going on here. i can see you brought the spline in with CV artsmart but at the same time the artsmart has both given the paths depth and moved them away from each other and also it has given each spline part its own extrusion.

For this to work properly you need the path to be flat as it was in illustrator, then bring it all in as one piece, if not using artsmart then save the AI file as AI version 8 which you can open directly in cinema.

I can join all your parts together but i can't sort out the overlap.



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