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Zebra Stripes

Zebra stripes allow you to see small changes in a surface that may be hard to see with a standard display. Zebra stripes simulate the reflection of long strips of light on a very shiny surface.

With zebra stripes, you can easily see wrinkles or defects in a surface, and you can verify that two adjacent faces are in contact, are tangent, or have continuous curvature.

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You can visually determine what type of boundary exists between surfaces by using zebra stripes:

Contact Zebra stripes do not match at the boundary.
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Tangency Zebra stripes match at the boundary, but there is an abrupt change in direction.
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Curvature Continuous Zebra stripes continue smoothly across the boundary. Curvature continuity is an option when creating face blend fillets.
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It may be helpful to use zebra stripes in conjunction with the Curvature display.

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