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James__S
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how would you model this part

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03-03-2014 03:51 AM

How would you model this part?

I wouldn't change anything.Good job though

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JoAnn_Hogan
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 04:17 AM in reply to: James__S

Have a look at something like this?

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James__S
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 04:24 AM in reply to: JoAnn_Hogan

Thanks Jo

 

The shape on your part face is different to the shape on my part face.

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JoAnn_Hogan
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 04:39 AM in reply to: James__S

I see what you mean, Sorry I didn't go back and check yours.

 

Yours is actually quite nicely done. Why would you want to change it?

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James__S
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 04:41 AM in reply to: JoAnn_Hogan

Thanks Jo

 

Wasn`t sure if there was a better way

 

Thanks again

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JoAnn_Hogan
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 05:00 AM in reply to: James__S

I wouldn't change anything.Good job though

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mrattray
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 06:31 AM in reply to: James__S
That's a good looking part. Nothing comes to mind that I would change.
Mike (not Matt) Rattray

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graemev
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 09:55 AM in reply to: James__S

Instead of a split, I would have done a bidirectional extrude-intersection.  It's not specifically "better", just different.

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mrattray
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 09:57 AM in reply to: graemev
Is there actually any reason to avoid the split, though? I've never used a split like this before and I, also, would have used an extrusion, but I can't come up with a good reason why it isn't a valid technique.
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graemev
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Re: how would you model this part

03-03-2014 10:05 AM in reply to: mrattray

mrattray wrote:
Is there actually any reason to avoid the split, though? I've never used a split like this before and I, also, would have used an extrusion, but I can't come up with a good reason why it isn't a valid technique.

Sorry, you snuck in before I could post the edit to my reply.  (Went and hit "post" before properly finishing the first time 'round.  D'oh!)

It's not wrong, it's just different.  I am more inclined to use solids and booleans than surfaces when modelling.  This does, of course, impose some limitations on what I can efficiently model, however.  (It's a noted deficiency on my part, really.  PEBCAK: Prioblem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard.)

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