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Chapter 9. Diving Deeper into Modeling T... > A Modeling Technique Called Lofting

A Modeling Technique Called Lofting

The term lofting comes from shipbuilding. The ribs of a ship are drawn out full size on the floor of a loft at the boatyard. The ribs are then cut and positioned along the keel of the ship, and the skin is applied to create the hull.

In 3ds max 6, you determine a 2D path (keel) and 2D cross-section shapes. 3ds max 6 then applies the skin for you, making a 3D surface.


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