### Author Topic: 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid  (Read 685 times)

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#### mailmaverick

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##### 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:32:34 AM »
Hi

What is the difference between 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid ?

#### Master_Shake

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##### Re: 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 08:02:42 AM »
Quite a bit

3dFace - Creates a three-sided or four-sided surface in 3D space.

Mesh - A mesh model consists of vertices, edges, and faces that use polygonal representation, including triangles and quadrilaterals, to define a 3D shape. Unlike solid models, mesh has no mass properties. However, as with 3D solids, you can create primitive mesh forms such as boxes, cones, and pyramids.

Surface
A surface is a 3D object that is an infinitely thin shell. There are 2 types of surfaces: procedural and NURBS.

Procedural surfaces can be associative, maintaining relationships with other objects so that they can be manipulated as a group.
NURBS surfaces are not associative. Instead, they have control vertices that allow you to sculpt shapes in a more natural way.

Solid - A solid is a 3D object that has mass

#### mailmaverick

• Bull Frog
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##### Re: 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 12:04:01 AM »
Thanks for the info, I'have just started learning 3D in AutoCAD.

#### lamarn

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##### Re: 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 03:35:03 AM »
Design is something you should do with both hands. My 2d hand , my 3d hand ..

#### togores

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##### Re: 3DFace, Mesh, Surface and Solid
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 01:14:20 PM »