I have some wood planks I’m trying to project along a curved surface, something like a half cone(see first image). Let’s say the wood planks are 2 units(feet in my case) wide. I can array lines every 2’, then project them onto the curved surface, but since I am projecting lines that were arrayed on a flat surface, onto a curved surface, it loses its uniformity. Some planks end up getting less than 2’ for example.
Is it possible to project lines on a curved surface, or even divide a curved surface like a half-cone into equal parts? I know divide surface command might have helped if this was a half cylinder with the front and the back of the surface with the same radii, but since the surface I have has a different radius on the end vs front, I don’t know if divide surface might be useful in this case. Wood planks would follow the red lines on this top view image, not following the edges of the surface. I have attached the Rhino file as well.
As you can see, things like divide surface, or paneling tools, follow the surface edges, so the end and the front width ends up being different.
Test.3dm (78.8 KB)