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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.
Tangency Zebra stripes match at the boundary, but there is an abrupt change in direction.
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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