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Solution

Thanks to moonboots for pointing out my mistake. I forgot to fill the curve before converting it to a mesh. You can see the solution in the screenshot below:

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Problem

I have created a (closed) bezier curve. After that I changed the mode from "Edit Mode" to "Object Mode". Finally, I selected the whole curve and hit "Alt+C" to convert it to a mesh.

However, all of a sudden now it does create a mesh but it seems to be empty. You can see the background grid through the mesh because there does not seem to be the default blueish grey color on it.

I have successfully used this method before to convert a curve into a mesh and I can't find what I have done wrong/ different now.

I have already used Google to find a solution but looking for the term "Empty mesh after mesh from curve" has not given me any results. And looking for tutorials for creating a mesh from a bezier always give me the same error.

There is also a screenshot attached. I can also upload the project file to Dropbox if wanted.

As you can see the selected object is a mesh since it has the triangle icon.

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Thanks for any answers. I have already spent quite some time to find a solution but nothing helped me to solve the problem.

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  • $\begingroup$ you say that you have successfully used this technique before, but wasn't your bezier curve already full, i.e. in properties > Data > Shape > 2D with Fill = Back for example $\endgroup$ – moonboots Aug 4 '18 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the comment, that was the problem. This time I did not fill the bezier so the mesh remained empty. $\endgroup$ – Fabian Lins Aug 4 '18 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ If an answer was indeed what helped you, remember to mark it as the correct one! $\endgroup$ – Kirbinator Aug 4 '18 at 23:04
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You have to fill your bezier curve before converting it to mesh: Select your curve then go in Properties > Data > Shape > 2D with Fill = Back, for example

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the right answer, I also took a screenshot to visualize it. For those who have the same problem: You can see the screenshot on the top of my question. Thanks for helping me (and maybe others) out. $\endgroup$ – Fabian Lins Aug 4 '18 at 20:37

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