Offset Curve
 
 
 
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Select a NURBS object. Modify panel Create Curves rollout Dependent Curves group box Offset button

Select a NURBS object. Modify panel NURBS toolbox (Create Offset Curve)

An Offset curve is offset from the original, parent curve. It is normal to the original. You can offset both planar and 3D curves.

Curve used to create an offset curve

Procedures

To create an offset curve:

The NURBS object must contain at least one curve.

  1. In the NURBS toolbox, turn on (Create Offset Curve).
  2. Click the curve you want to offset, and drag to set the initial distance.

    An offset curve is created.

  3. Adjust the Offset parameter.

    If the parent curve is not linear, increasing the distance increasingly exaggerates the curvature of the offset curve.

Interface

Offset Curve rollout (creation time)

Offset

The distance between the parent curve and the offset curve, in 3ds Max Design units.

This parameter is animatable.

Offset Curve rollout (modification time)

Offset

The distance between the parent curve and the offset curve, in 3ds Max Design units.

Replace Base Curve

Lets you replace the parent curve. Click the button, then click the curve to replace the original curve.