View Single Post
Old 29-12-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
ctbram's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 2,997

yep I am working on it. I will have a solution for you in 5 minutes. I am doing it now.

Okay I have given this some thought and using curves is not the best approach if you intend to convert to poly's in the end.

You could use a nurbs planar by selecting all the curves then surface>planar options then select general, quads, polygon, and then adjust the edges per surf in u and v. But you get a messy result and poor surface flow. See the first attached image.

I included the .mb file as the last attachment.


Option 1. NURB

1. nurbs curve network

2. planar result and option setting. Lots of triangles and poor topology

Option 2. Polygon

1. The unsmoothed topology I just started with a equilateral triangle cut off the corners and then drew in the geometry. There are of course many ways to achieve the same result. Just use create polygon and draw it out. It's not a complex shape.

2. smoothed. bingo! Next problem please.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	planar_result.png
Views:	206
Size:	67.5 KB
ID:	45509   Click image for larger version

Name:	triShape_01.png
Views:	208
Size:	13.0 KB
ID:	45510   Click image for larger version

Name:	triShape_02.png
Views:	209
Size:	14.7 KB
ID:	45511  
Attached Images
Attached Files
File Type: zip (10.2 KB, 44 views)
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675

Last edited by ctbram; 30-12-2010 at 04:12 AM.
ctbram is offline   Reply With Quote