Hi everyone... longtime owner of Universe 5 (actually owned Electric Image way before that). Longtime owner, but first time user. Yes, that's right. It took me all this time. Fear of the unknown, as well as being technologically cursed (every electronic, including my macs, seem to give me problems upon problems), has kept me from ever rolling up my sleeves to learn EI, which is a shame, because graphics and animation is my dream job.
Now that I've been unemployed for almost two years now, I've finally gotten around to pulling my head out of the sand and into Universe.
I'm going through one of the tutorials that came with the software. For some reason, I can't get the sweep tool to work. I have a circle and I have a circle for the sweep path. I can select the circle (planar cross section) without any problem... but I can't seem to select the other circle that is to be my sweep path. I don't know why. I've tried everything... holding the shift key while selecting the sweep path, moving the circle sweep path closer to the cross section... I've even rotated my view and tried to select the path from different angles. Nothing seems to work.
By the way, I was able to take the same cross section and sweep it on a curved path. I just can't do it to the circle.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong? I'd really appreciate the help. I'm so excited... I'm actually making progress and this isn't as scary as I had thought! If only I had done this years ago. :(