The Pick Shape dialog
is displayed when you select a custom shape in the scene. This shape
can be any of the splines, extended splines or NURBS curves.
To pick a custom section using the Pick
- In a viewport, select a shape you want
to use as the underlying path of the sweep.
- From the Modifiers menu, open the Patch/Spline
Editing menu and choose Sweep.
- On the Modify panel, turn on Use
Custom Section in the Section Types rollout.
- Click (Pick
Shape).3ds Max opens
the Pick Shape dialog.
- Select a shape in the list, then click
the Pick button.
If the scene contains
multiple shapes, you can choose only one shape to be swept along
the underlying spline in your scene.
These buttons are unavailable
in the Pick Shape dialog.
- Display Subtree
Displays the shapes in the
list in an indented format. Turn this switch off to activate the
Sort group options.
- Select Subtree
Unavailable in the Pick Shape dialog.
- Case Sensitive
When on, distinguishes between
upper case and lower case for item names.
Options allow you to
sort the list on the left. When Display Subtree is on, these options
are not available.
Sorts from A at the top
to Z at the bottom.
- By Type
While this switch is available,
it has no effect because only shapes are listed in the Pick Shape dialog.
- By Color
Sorts by object wireframe color.
The sorting order is arbitrary; shapes of the same color are grouped together.
- By Size
This switch is available but
has no effect on sorting.
List Types group
Because this dialog is
specifically designed to work with the Sweep modifier, the List
Type group is locked to only display Shapes. Shapes is the only
switch in this group that affects what is displayed.
These buttons alter the pattern
of activation of the List Types options.
Selection Sets group
The Selection Sets group
is unavailable in the Pick Shape dialog.