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[SOLVED]PolyExtrude Like Bevel Profile In Blender?

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Hi All,

I have a font object and I want to extrude it using the shape of a curve to create a custom extrusion look. I have dropped down a curve and connected it to the second input of the PolyExtrude node but no matter how I move the points of the curve around, no useful extrusion is ever produced using this technique.Untitled-2.jpg

 

Is there a way to emulate Blenders method for profile beveling in Houdini?Untitled-1.jpg

 

ap_extrude_font_profile_issue.hipnc.hiplc

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depending on what extrusion you're after, this method might not be what you need, or what you think it is.

Don't think of it as a "profile" of extrusion, it is a spine of extrusion, which is very different.

with the curve you can see in the picture, a profil would give you beveled font (like the 123 on the right), but the same curve used as a spine gives you the 123 on the left.

 

that's just to (try to) clarify the polyextrude node, now about how to recreate the profil beveling of blender or max, I would need to search too, so I'll let more advanced users help you.

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I did watch that video and now revisited it. PolyBevel is close but I can't seem to align it correctly. When I apply it to the font it only bevels the stroke of the font. I am trying to bevel the extrude edge based upon the profile curve.

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ap_extrude_font_profile_issue_1b.hiplc

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I seen the problem, and it makes me think that may be, you should build the side first, then cap.
Like a sweep of your profile along the font (un-extruded font), to get the sides. Then cap the front and back.

But, to be honest, after a quick test, the sweep is making me loose my nerves. It works, but there's some clean up to do on the font first.

I'm now curious to see if there's a clean way to do this in H.

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atom? found a solution? tried the sweep+cap ?

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Hi Atom,

I would try extrude instead of polyextrude (see attached pic).

 

Font_Extrusion.jpg

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Thanks Nico, that looks right!

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15 hours ago, nbyte said:

I would try extrude instead of polyextrude

that simple :D  cheers nico.

 

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