Want to make a complex surface along a path? This is where the ‘Extrude along path’ tool comes in. This video shows you how to create surfaces extruded along a path in uMake.

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 The extrude along path function lets you create
 complex surfaces along a specified path
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 in uMake.
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 This differs in that you are not creating
 extrusions along a straight line, but instead
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 creating extrusions along another curve, which
 we call a path.
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 To extrude along a path you will first need
 at least two curves.
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 One curve will be the path, or the direction
 that you want to extrude along.
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 The other curve will be the profile curve,
 or the shape of the surface you want to create.
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 Lets create a curvy tube.
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 This curve will be our path.
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 This curve - the circle, is the profile curve.
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 Select both curves and then tap ‘Extrude’.
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 Next tap the option for ‘Along Path’.
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 You will notice a yellow handle appear which
 you will use to create the extrusion.
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 It should be on the path curve and you can use this to extrude along the path.
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 Drag this handle along the path and you will see the extrusion is created.
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 If for any reason the profile curve and path
 are switched, you can ’switch shapes’
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 in the side menu.
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 You will also notice an option for showing
 the extrusion as a wireframe as you create it.
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 Once you are done extruding a surface along
 a path, tap the green check mark
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 to the exit tool.

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