Attractor panel

Hi there,

I was trying to make something like the image in black, but what i could achieve was simillar (red) but not what I really wanted… I tried to change numbers without sucess

2020-09-18_10-56-10 paneil madeira (15.5 KB)

This does not use an attractor. (20.8 KB)

This version using Sweep1 instead of Extrude is much better. (21.8 KB)

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You could replace the middle polyline with an interpolated curve: (IntCrv) (22.3 KB)

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thanks mate, appreciate!

The form is what i meant, but I was wandering if it can automated for surfaces, like extracting those points that define the curve from a predefined surface such as it is in the code i did. This way I can use the code as an automate frame generator.

It looks to me like you used an arbitrary line to pull surface points (in a rather weird way) to make a bumped surface. I really don’t understand your question or your goal?

For what it’s worth, here is a version that is driven by a surface input: (25.1 KB)

It doesn’t handle multiple surfaces, though probably could with a little more care (avoiding flatten!).

Handling multiple surfaces was difficult. I thought I finally had it until I added a third test surface rotated at 45 degrees, which caused the pFrames that define the rectangular cross-sections to get goofy for that surface. So I added Align Plane (yellow group) to deal with that, but who knows what trouble it may cause in some other oddly oriented surface? It is reasonably robust though. (43.6 KB)

Besides using IntCrv instead of PLine, this version adds a domain constraint on Random, ‘0.15 to 0.85’, to prevent the random points that define the middle curve from being too close to the top or bottom edges. (45.2 KB)

It’s possible to implement separate ‘Steps’, ‘Seed’, ‘bump’ and ‘Count’ sliders for each surface, or to compute ‘Count’ based on the edge length of each surface.

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