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Alexander Keijzer
Extrude masked spline
on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:10:47 pm


I made a logo in Photoshop. I have converted all the layers to paths and exported them to an .ai file, so they can be extruded in Cinema4D. But, there's a mask in one of my layers. So I converted both the mask and the layer to separate .ai files, but how do I get the mask to cut out the layer in Cinema 4D?

When I extrude both of the files, the mask is a square with my mask cut out of it.

These are the mask and the layer.





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Greg Burrus
Re: Extrude masked spline
on Jun 25, 2012 at 3:28:52 pm

I'm not exactly sure what the end result your trying to go for is but if your trying to do any sort of masking in cinema 4D you may want to look at either the boole tool or spline mask.

The spline mask should help you cut out your object they way you want in c4d then you can extrude it accordingly. I might recommend getting the shape you want in illustrator first then exporting the combined spline to extrude in c4d. But if you want to animate it then you will have to do it c4d.

I looked at the files and if your trying to get the circle to cut the r and square then spline mask should work.

hope this helps

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