Cinema 4D / BodyPaint 3D Program Documentation Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Mesh Menu
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Create Outline

This tool also works interactively. Select the tool and drag left or right within the viewport to create an outline around the original spline.

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The entire spline is outlined. For best results, the spline’s points should be planar. If the original spline is closed then the outline is created as a new segment with a reversed point order compared to the original. If the spline is open, by default the new spline will be connected to it, thus creating a closed spline.

Options

Create New Object

If this option is enabled, the original spline is not changed. The outline is created as a new spline object. The original spline remains selected.

Distance

Defines the distance of the outline from the original spline. Since only the vertices are duplicated, the outline cannot always be kept parallel, particularly if the points are non-planar.

For best results, use a Linear or Bezier spline.