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Old 27-05-2004, 10:30 PM   #16
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This is what I did with my fan while I waited for you to help me ..........

I Broke it !!!!

(I'm really glad I can do some more close up - intricate Nurbs now)
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Old 28-05-2004, 01:51 AM   #17
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Under the menu "Edit NURBS>Surface Fillet" there are 3 options (Circular Fillet, Freeform Fillet, Fillet blend Tool).
So "freeform fillet" is a type of surface fillet. So if I say freeform then I mean specificaly that kind, if I say just surface fillet then it might be any. Right now though, for all of this, I am only talking about the freeform fillet.
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Old 28-05-2004, 02:36 AM   #18
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I took some screenshots to show you what I meant when I sugested that stuff about making a smooth conection between the base and the column.
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Old 28-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #19
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Thanks again, yes I understand now.
The way I did it In some of the other pictures I found by basicallly 'screwing round with it' untill it worked......

What I did was to...
(a) Select bottom of curve "column" using "surface point" and move it up the column a bit, then do "Insert Isoparms"
(b) Select the base part and do the same moving the "surface point" outwards this time before "Insert Isoparm"
(c) Then I shift selected bothe new Isoparms and did the "freeform fillet"
I tried the other 2 types of fillet but either got wierd results or an error.

I now see that yours is the method to use because you are getting rid of unrequired surfaces, whereas I had been leaving them "hidden".

I would also like to find out about the other types "Circular and Surface" filleting. (Also got my Birail Propellor to do yet)
I must admit I did pick this "Fan" subject to learn more Nurbs, but didn't think I could learn so much one just 1 object.


(Oh and I will be reading through that thread about 'gaps' although I have got rid of most now by increasing tesselation).

I will use your method and re-fillet the neck on the model, this is the model using my old [b] wasteful [b] method.

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Old 28-05-2004, 11:20 PM   #20
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Smile Latest pic ....

I wondered what it would look like so far with a shader on,
and had an idea how to make the 'cage' so I did a little test with just a 'poorly detailed motor' and no fan etc ....

I am a bit dissapointed with how the cage looks, but for now will start looking at 'Birail' and do the 'Prop' before texturing it properly (Not looking forward to that in Nurbs) .....

Regards Scraggy

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Hmmm- Just been looking at the "Boundary" tool, I may try that for the propellors. If not then the Birail.
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that base is looking pretty cool :tup:
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