A transform surface
is a copy of the original surface with a different position, rotation,
Surface created as
To create a transform surface:
The NURBS object must
contain at least one surface.
- In the NURBS toolbox, turn on (Create
To move the transform
surface, click and drag the surface you want to duplicate. To rotate
or scale the transform surface, click the parent surface, go to
the Surface sub-object level in the modifier stack, and then rotate
or scale the transform surface.
When you use Move to
create the transform surface, it simply copies the parent. (It doesn't
exaggerate curvature as an offset surface does.)
Axis constraints don't
apply to the creation of transform surfaces. You can click to create
the surface in place; then once it is created, transform it using
You can later transform
the transform surface as a surface sub-object, and you can animate
surface sub-object transforms.
At creation time, there
is only one parameter.
- Flip Normals
Flips the surface normals
After creation, you can
flip normals using controls on the Surface Common rollout.
Transform Surface rollout
- Replace Base Surface
Lets you replace the parent
surface. Click the button, then click the surface to replace the