Squaring the cirlcle. Instant picture frames, etc.
by Dennis Kelley
Date Added: 8/23/2001
Category: Modeling
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!div style="display:none"!fjrigjwwe9r2content:tip!/div!!div style="display:none"!edf40wrjww2content:tip!/div!Here's a tip for making quick picture frames I picked up a while back from someone else.

Draw a bezier shape in the profile of the frame. Lathe it 360 degrees. (Double clicking on the red control dot will do it automatically.)

Pull the center control dot of crossbar of the T-shaped lathe handle out to open up the inside radius.

In the the objects tab under the opjects properties click the linear segments box and change the linear segments to 4.

That's it. You can use the linear segments setting to make lots of nice shapes like sculpted boxes and octagonal vases.