World-space modifierWorld-space modifiers are based on the fixed World coordinate system. As modified objects are transformed through World space, they "pass through" the modifications.
Object-space modifierModifiers that function in Object space use the object's own coordinate system to define the changes. As the object transforms through space, the modifications travel with it.
LoftingLofting is the method of extruding one or more 2D shapes along a single 2D path.
PathThe extrusion path in lofting.
ShapeA 2D shape that defines a cross-section in lofting.
Path and shape stepsThese are intermediate steps between vertices of shapes that define curvature.
SmoothingThis describes whether a shared edge between two faces appears sharp or smoothed.