Path Extruding/Profile Flipping
by Christopher Bischoff
Date Added: 1/30/2002
Category: Modeling
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!div style="display:none"!fjrigjwwe9r2content:tip!/div!!div style="display:none"!edf40wrjww2content:tip!/div!This is from Francis Drouillard and solves the problem of a profile extruding on the wrong side of a path. I've simply
pasted the message from the stratlist:

I'd skin the profile instead. You just need to stretch your ribs 141.4% in the horizontal direction for the corner ribs, Rotate them + or - 45
degrees, skin together, then check the Linear checkbox in the Object
Properties palette.

Original Question:

I was wanting to make a cornice ledge for a balcony. I made a profile and then a three-sided path for the shape of the balcony. When I Path Extrude the ledge profile to the balcony shape, the resulting object is with the profile reversed (or facing into the balcony) where the fancy edge should be facing out and then when I looked at this 'inside' area I see that the shape
does not hold throughout the extrude.