ArrayCrv

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Array

Transform

Array >

Along Curve

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The ArrayCrv command copies objects spaced along a curve.

Steps

  1. Select objects to array.
  2. Select a path curve near the end where you want the array to start.
    Or
    Use the Basepoint option.
  3. Specify the number of elements to array or the spacing distance along the curve.
  4. Type a value of 1 or more for the number of elements.

Command-line options

Basepoint

When the object to be arrayed is not on the curve and should be moved to the curve prior to the array, the Basepoint option establishes a reference location that will be move to the curve.

Items

The number of items array along the curve.

Distance

The distance between items. The number of items is determined by the length of the curve.

Orientation

Think about an airplane. An airplane may Roll, Pitch, or Yaw when it flies in the air. The orientation styles control how the object rolls, pitches, or yaws when it arrays along a curve.

Roll rotates around the x-axis.
Pitch rotates around the y-axis.
Yaw rotates around the z-axis.
NoRotation

The object does not roll, pitch, or yaw. It is only copied to different locations on the curve.

FreeFrom

The object rolls, pitches, and yaws at the same time along the curve.

Roadlike

The object pitches and yaws but does not roll. The y-axis (green) is always parallel to the CPlane of the selected viewport.

SubCrv

When selecting the path curve, type subcrv to select part of a curve.

ArrayCrvOnSrf

Toolbar Menu

Array

Transform

Array >

Along Curve on Surface

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The ArrayCrvOnSrf command copies objects spaced and rotated along a curve on a surface.

Details

The surface normal determines the orientation of the arrayed objects.

Steps

  1. Select objects.
  2. Pick a base point.
    This is usually located on the object to array.
  3. Select a path curve near the end where you want the array to start.
  4. Select the surface.
  5. Pick along the curve to position objects or type a distance from the last location.
Command-line options

Divide

Type the number of objects.

Multiple

Specify the distance between objects.

SubCrv

Type subcrv to select part of a curve as input.

See also

Array objects

 

 

 

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