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 From:  Lara (MALA)
5299.1 
Hi,
I would like to use the blend tool.
I saw it in the documentation but it didn´t work for me. Not with the model I have a screenshot here. And not with a simple circle based loft + a circle end.

What I want is a rounded end of the object.

Lara
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 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
5299.2 In reply to 5299.1 
Hi Lara: before blending you have to delete both original curves (displayed yellow in your image),Blend works only with the edges of surfaces so you must select them
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 From:  Lara (MALA)
5299.3 In reply to 5299.2 
Hi,
thanks for the workflow. That´s very good. I did it.
...but...may it be that after the blending the splines which are involved in blending can not be modified (like move/resized/etc.) anymore?

Lara
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5299.4 In reply to 5299.3 
Hi Lara - when doing a surface blend the curves that actually are blended between are not just simple curves but rather _edges_ of surfaces.

An edge is kind of like a marker that marks boundaries of surfaces - you cannot just grab an edge and edit it directly. But if you want to resize the entire surface, the edge will get resized along with it and you can have a Blend update after that kind of edit. Similarly you can't move just one edge itself but if you move the surface the edge which is part of the surface will move along with it and the blend connecting to the edge will also move unless you have done other operations onto the blend itself.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5299.5 In reply to 5299.1 
Hi Lara, also a different technique than that for putting a rounded end on can be to model a sort of rounded cap surface using sweep and then have your main shape extend further such that it collides through the rounded end cap. Then use the End cap to slice off the end of your shape using boolean difference and then apply a fillet around it to smooth out the connection area.

Check out here for some examples of making that kind of rounded end cap using Sweep:

http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=606.4
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=3137.5
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=2909.2
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=2666.5
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=1782.4
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=4296.5

- Michael
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