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Mark.Downes
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Oloid - using reference surface edges as guides

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12-19-2012 03:50 AM

Hi,

 

This has been asked a few times and it’s one of those things that on the face of it sounds really easy. 

Humm, so where to start???

 

I have had a few goes at these using lofts, extrusions with guide curves, sheet metal loft in an assembly (4 or 6 parts welded together) etc… but nothing really looks correct with the methods I used.

 

Ok, back to basics looking though my surfacing tutorials from time gone by.  The good old Boundary Patch tool along with a guide surface for tangency seems to give the best results so far. I have been stuck in the “solid model methodology rut” when surfacing really is the quickest and easiest method. I think I will spend a bit of time re-learning the advantages of hybrid surface/sold modelling.

 

I hope this is of use to someone

Merry Christmas to all

 

Cheers

 

Mark

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