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Joey Heaton
Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:34:22 pm
Last Edited By Joey Heaton on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:38:51 pm

Hello and apologies first off because this is probably a very newbish question (I only recently started learning Cinema 4D in fact).

I created a path in Photoshop, exported the paths to an .ai file, and merged it into a Cinema 4D project, then used Extrude on the splines, but it hasn't turned out the way I wanted.



As you can see, Extrude has created a completely filled in block, whereas the splines have an empty section in between. I'm sure it's an easy fix but I honestly didn't even know how to word a Google search for this, so my question is, why is it doing this (i.e. what am I doing wrong), and how do I get the result I desire?

Thank you in advance!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 7:29:39 pm

How did you merge them in Illustrator? Wait, are you sure both splines are closed?

Regardless, you can split them apart in C4D and then use a Spline Mask to make it do what you want or just run the Connect and Delete command. Either way, my test splines are behaving the way you want, so I don't know what's up.

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Joey Heaton
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 8:19:37 pm

I decided to start from scratch and trace them in Illustrator... but when they get imported into Cinema 4D, the spines aren't closed... I don't understand why.

Illustrator:


Cinema 4D:


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Emir Bojorquez
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 9:28:58 pm

cleck and check the "Close Spline " option in every spline to se if that helps.

Good luck

Imagination is the best tool...



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Joey Heaton
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 9:30:37 pm

If I check "Close Spine" it just turns it into a block again...


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Emir Bojorquez
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 9, 2018 at 11:13:55 pm

If you could share your file, we can take a look

Imagination is the best tool...



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Joey Heaton
Re: Extrude creates a block, ignoring the empty areas within a spline
on Aug 10, 2018 at 12:55:36 pm

I decided to just retrace it with the pen tool in Cinema 4D itself, rather than wasting time with import issues. It works the way I intended it to now.

Thanks for your help though. :)


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