This exercise has evolved over the years base on input from users and trainers. This is how it works in the current version. The Trim command is correct in this sequence.
- At the top of the page, in step 3 we ExtractSrf the top surface of the bar and copy. Then closed bar polysurface hidden with Hide.
- Next we create the text curves, and use them to trim the top surface.
- The reason why Trim is used here, is because we discard the surface area around the text curves and inside the O and R. You are now left with the surface that inherit the exact curvature of the surface. (feel free to use split, but you will need to delete the same surfaces that we picked to be trimmed.)
- Next these “trimmed” surfaces are Offsetsrf with the solid option to create the solid test.
- Unhide (show) the Polysurface and the solid text can unioned or differenced from the bar.
In the next version, we will correct the subtitle of the say “trim” not split.
And that we should also add the step to shade the Top viewport and Trim in the Top viewport.
Pascal has posted a bug so we can get this tuned up.
I can do a quick screen cast video, if that would help.
Mary Ann Fugier
McNeel Tech Support