View the Surface Curvature

Run a visual analysis to see how the curvature varies along a surface.

  1. Click one or more objects.
  2. Open the Surface Curvature window:
    • From the View menu, select Surface curvature.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+C.
  3. Select the Curvature option.
  4. Choose from the following options:
    Option Description
    Curvature Choose one of the following computation methods:
    • Mean (default)
    • Gaussian
    • Absolute
    Curvature range
    • Min: Define the minimum curvature.
    • Max: Define the maximum curvature.
    The curvature is displayed as a rainbow of colors ranging from red (minimum curvature) to magenta (maximum curvature).
  5. Click Display for currently selected objects.
    Note: The visual analysis updates when you modify the surface.
  6. Optional: To temporarily turn off the analysis, click None.
  7. Click X to exit the tool.