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Rhino question [message #18341] Sat, 25 September 2010 21:21 UTC Go to next message
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Hi there!

I've created this shape in Rhino, and as you can see, the back has been sliced off. I'm thinking of it as part of a necklace.

All the back edges are raw, and I'd like to round the ends of them, so they don't begin to the wearer's skin. Some of the edges are kind of complex because multiple rods converge in one place.

Ultimately, I want the shape and rounded ends to be one solid piece, so I can 3d print it.

Any advice?

Thank you,
Summer

Re: Rhino question [message #18353 is a reply to message #18341 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 07:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Spowell, I've been using Rhino for years, I suggest making a patch from the edge curves, and check the adjust tangency box or create fillets on the edges.
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Re: Rhino question [message #18381 is a reply to message #18353 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 19:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi V,

Thank you for your response.

When I used the patch on a very straightforward edge/end, it works well. But when I'm trying to patch a more complicated edge/end, the result can be strange.

When I select the patch command, and the dialogue box says "Select curves and points to fit surface through," if there is only one curve to select, the patch turns out well, like the one on the left. But if there are more than one curve to select, as with the edge on the right, the patch turns out weirdly, as you can see.

Do you have any thoughts on how I can improve the result?

Thanks,
Summer
Re: Rhino question [message #18383 is a reply to message #18381 ] Sun, 26 September 2010 19:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I forgot to attach the image. Here it is.

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Re: Rhino question [message #18413 is a reply to message #18383 ] Mon, 27 September 2010 10:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, I think you should experiment with adding a curve which you can use to give you the profile of your bulge and include it in your patch command. There can be tons of methods, it will take experimentation and persistence.
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Re: Rhino question [message #18440 is a reply to message #18413 ] Mon, 27 September 2010 15:16 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks V. I'll try it.

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