By January 16, 2012September 11th, 20123 Comments

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”- Michelangelo

When you create a curve, you enable it to have the potential to be extruded out into space. Michelangelo understood this process very early on and with it was able to draw the initial carving curves on his raw materials.  This basic idea behind extrusions is a critical principle to being able to create forms and, more importantly, come back and edit them. Have questions? Leave them in the comments below!


  • bryan says:

    You talked about extruding the circle and then bending it. How do you bend a solid?

    • Pilot says:

      Hi Bryan,

      In Rhino, you simply type “bend” or go to “Transform” up at the top of the tool bar and select “bend” from the drop down. Then all you have to do is follow the prompts. “Start of Spine” in Rhino refers to the start of the axis that you want the bend to take place. If you are working in another program, the transform term for “Bend” might be a little different, but the idea is still the same. Remember, that is just one way to do it too. I’ll be covering object transformations in a few weeks. Thanks for watching and stay tuned!

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