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Fully rounded top for an extruded spline
show user profile  EvilPrinceZorte

I have a spline which is a vine with leaves shape. I would like to extrude it a little and have the top be rounded across the full surface, and not just beveled along the edges. I've tried converting it to poly, and then extruding it and doing chamfers and bevels, but it isn't working out. Anything using an automatic bevel ends up with overlapping faces at the ends of long narrow shapes.

How should I approach this? I would need to adjust different parts of the shape independently, because what looks good in the wide sections won't work for the narrow areas.

Here is a screen shot of the shape-

Is there a way to run a spline through the center of the shape to define the midpoint of a curve that goes from one edge to another? Any process that involves creating an outline to the inside is gong to run into self-intersection in the narrow parts.
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2/28/2011 7:08:42 AM (last edit: 2/28/2011 7:08:42 AM)
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