Deform Scale
 
 
 
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Select a Loft object. Modify panel Deformations rollout Scale

You can loft objects such as columns and bugles from a single shape that changes only its scale as it travels along a path. Use Scale deformation when you want to make these types of objects.

TipBy animating scale, a loft object can appear to travel along a path. Using this technique, you can create animations in which letters or lines write themselves onto the screen.

These are the properties of Scale deformation curves:

See Deformation Dialog for specific information on the dialog controls.

Scale deformation curve dialog

Procedures

To use Scale deformation:

  1. Select a loft object.
  2. Click Loft in the modifier stack display.
  3. Click Scale on the Deformations rollout.
  4. Edit the deformation curves for the X axis and Y axis.