@Dr-Sassi cross sections.c4d
I did manage to create a shape using the Loft object, and a lot of mucking around with Spline Point orders.
However, the project that inspired the question involved a lot more splines for a more complex profile (which i discarded in favour of other methods).
I have been trying to find way to convert the Splines into editable objects. I have not found a way. I tried using the polygon tool - and with the tool active, snapping turned on, i could click on a vertex then click to a vertex on the next spline and it looked right until you moved the perspective view and the new poly was not connecting the points and was way of in the distance!
I really wanted a way to use the Bridge tool to connect the edges or points from one spline to another, but that doesn't work on splines.
It feels like it should be a straight forward notion - connecting up vertices from one spline to another to create a volume, but i cannot find a way.