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

Smooth Shift

Options Tool

Smooth Shift

Comparison between Extrude and Smooth Shift.

Smooth Shift is very similar to the Extrude tool. Selected surfaces will be moved in the direction of their Normals. However, the defined Maximum Angle value will be used to determine if a new connecting surface should be created between polygons (for those of constant size) or if the surface will simply be extruded (whereby the polygon’s sizes will change).

Smooth Shift can be applied to surfaces only. If no surfaces are selected, then all surfaces are considered.

Drag the mouse left or right within the viewport to apply Smooth Shift interactively or, for as long as the tool is active, adjust the parameters in the Attribute Manager.