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created detailed line drawings and imported as DXF,

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created detailed line drawings and imported as DXF,

Postby drbrianxie » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:58 pm

I create all of my detailed line drawings in 2D,, exported as DXF,, imported to RHINO ,,
now I want to use my detailed top bottom and side views to create the 3D.

I want to follow my lines exactly, and do not want to artistically "remodel" my line drawings by box modelling. Is there a way to follow my outlines exactly.

So can anyone point me to a video that outlines how to accomplish this..
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Re: created detailed line drawings and imported as DXF,

Postby JSantocono » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:09 am

Hi.
Yes, you can use directly your lines to make the T-Splines surface, but it is not that easy.
In order to do it successfully you need to draw clean spline curves as starting point. This means the curves need to be continuous, with few control points.
Once you have your clean curves you can tsExtrude :tsExtrude: them in order to start your T-Splines surface. This way you will get a surface that have the curves shape.

You can check this tutorial. It is an oldie, but the concept still applies to newer versions.
http://www.tsplines.com/tutorials-blog/ ... chair.html
You will find some steps where it uses curves as starting points for the surface to fit the shape... Check it out!

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Re: created detailed line drawings and imported as DXF,

Postby drbrianxie » Tue May 03, 2016 1:16 am

Thanks for the suggestions... I did see the chair vid,

However, what I need is similar to the dolphin video, except I would need to follow the lines of the top, side and bottom view exactly, and not guestimate or stylize a new rendition of it...

any suggestions... or tools to accomplish this...

thanks all
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Re: created detailed line drawings and imported as DXF,

Postby JSantocono » Tue May 03, 2016 6:39 am

There is no tool for that...
From my point of view, "guestimate" can be really accurate if you take the time to make it match. I do it all the time.
If you need a level of accuracy beyond that, you may probably want to do it with plain Rhino (using CrvToSrf, or any other surface tool).

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