WIDTH FACES: 2
HEIGHT FACES: 2
CHECK ALL THE SYMMETRY BOXES: Length, Width, Height
OPERATION: New Body
Click “OK” to accept those settings for the box.
These settings are just for this project but you can play around with changing them now, or go back into your
design and change them later.
ADDING TO THE EMBELLISHMENT
You just created a sculptable box of parametric clay in the last few steps, so let’s make it look unique!
Hover your mouse on top of the box. You can change your view by click-dragging on the view cube in the top
right of the screen. Click one of the top edges (one of the black lines on top of the box) and it will turn blue as
shown in Figure 12-16.
The other edges will turn yellow to indicate that symmetry is turned on; a change made to one face will
affect the other edges in that object.
On the top menu bar click the Edit Form button as shown in Figure 12-16. A manipulator widget will appear,
and as you drag those various arrows and sliders, your form will change as shown in Figure 12-17. You
might have to use the navigation cube in the top-right part of the screen by clicking it and dragging it to
rotate the view.
In Figure 12-17 we moved the very center line downwards which created a saddle-shape for the ring.
Because you have symmetry turned on, the bottom edge will move inward as well.
Before clicking OK, you can now manipulate other aspects of the model as well. While you are in the “Edit
Form” mode, you can click on a “point” where edges meet to make a small change, you can click on an edge
to make a larger change, or click on a “face” to make the largest change.
If you happened to click OK before you were ready, that is fine; just right-click anywhere on the screen and
select Edit Form again and click where you want to start sculpting.
While you are still in the Edit Form mode, click the intersection point between all four faces on the right-
hand side of the cube. Drag that point inward as shown in Figure 12-18.
FIGURE 1216: An edge of the box has been selected, turning it blue. The Edit Form tool has been selected.
FIGURE 1217: Moving the edge inward using one of the manipulator widget handles
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