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3d Studio Max Loft resizing

Posted on 2002-03-10
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hello everyone!

i'm basically new to 3dsMax and i'd like to ask how to resize a Loft object?  i have a rectangle lofted into a 3d ojected using an ellipse as cross section...but after lofting, i'd like to resize the 3d object.  how do i do this?  thanks in advance to everyone!!!
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by:simonok
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Why dont you use the scale tool?
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by:dabestprogrammerindauniverse
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yeah...but it rescales proportionately
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Right, you are a beginner, okay.

You know the scale icon, click and hold it down then select the 3rd icon (it looks like a a4 page portrait with a white a4 page landscape).

Right now select you object, now select an axis point (y is green arrow, z is blue, x is yellow) if you roll your mouse over the axis it should turn yellow. click and drag.

This will constrain the scale to just that axis.

bish bosh, job done.
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by:dabestprogrammerindauniverse
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yup...let me try that! thanks!!!
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Another idea is to apply an XFrom modifier to the Loft and scale it that way instead.

Non-unifrom scaling can have all kinds of problems. When you try to apply the non-uniform scale, you probably get a dialog telling you exactly this (depending on what version of max you're using).

So better use the xform modifier.

Nikolai
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