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Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2012 Essentials: AUTODESK OFFICIAL TRAINING GUIDE by Dariush Derakhshani, Randi L. Derakhshani

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Getting a Handle on Things

The red rocket has a set of handlebars just as a bike does. They help keep the driver (usually a child) from face planting every time he or she gets on it. As funny as that may be, a parent can watch it only so many times. This is why most grownups find the handlebars as shown in Figure 4-18 to be the most important part of the rocket. You will model them now.

Figure 4-18: The handlebars help prevent calamities of the falling kind.

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The handlebars will be created using a modeling technique called lofting, which creates a shape that is extruded along a path. Each handlebar is a compound object that uses one shape as ...

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