How can I turn plotted line into a 3D surface?

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Jeremy Scholze
Jeremy Scholze on 14 Aug 2020
Answered: Ayush Gupta on 1 Sep 2020
I have a complex 3D line (spiral-esque) and would like to turn it into a surface. I was wondering if there is any function that might be able to do this or if there is an easier way than the path I'm currently taking (lofting a shape along the line). I'm very bad at coding and so this route isn't working too well. I really wish there was a feature that just converted a line thickness (LineWidth) into a solid or a surface. I'm open to any suggestions.
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Jeremy Scholze
Jeremy Scholze on 14 Aug 2020
If you run this code, it should generate the 3D geometry I'm talking about. I just want to make all the lines surfaces.

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Ayush Gupta
Ayush Gupta on 1 Sep 2020
The surf function can be used to our advantage here. Instead of plot command we can use the following command in the script to get the surface.
surf(X,Y,Z);
For documentation of surf function and exampled on how to use it, refer to this.

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