Post Number: 6
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 11:15 am: ||
Working on a project a problem happens when I import an illustrator ai-file and, obviously, I don't know what to do.
Having made a bezier-curve (a closed shape) in Illustrator and saving it as Illustrator 3-file, I then import it in FormZ. Normally, I get a shape with a surface, so when I extrude a solid forms. Now, I get a Spline Curve with no surface. If I extrude a hollow shape forms. And I need a solid one ... so what do I do wrong ?
Attached are screendumps to illustrate the question. Thanks in advance.
Post Number: 954
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 08:58 pm: ||
Use the Close or Cover tool before extruding
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 07:48 am: ||
Yes, that did the trick. Thank you! But could you explain why this happened, because I often use Illustrator-beziers as templates for FormZ, but never had this problem before?
Post Number: 18281
|Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 09:02 am: ||
If the shape is not closed, then it would be expected that you would need to close it (with the line editing tools) in order to extrude it into a solid. However, if it is closed -- as in your case, then it should not be necessary to cover it. We will see if this can be adjusted for the future.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:51 pm: ||
Illustrator can be tricky, in that it will allow you to "fill" a shape that is not completely closed.This gives the illusion the shape is closed even when it is not.
Back in the day, I used Macromedia Freehand and you could always tell when a shape was not "closed" because it would not let you fill it with a color.