I am wondering if someone might know a way of stream lining a particular workflow in rhino.
I use Rhino to design custom foot orthotics. One of the first steps is to extract the target feet models from an STL scan (deleting all other surrounding scanned data), and then align the target foot models to a flat construction plane based on a 3 point system (1st metatarsal head, 5th metatarsal head, and center of calcaneus). After these steps, I would proceed to designing the insole on top of the feet.
At the moment, what I do is import the scanned data, use Meshsplit tools to cut out the feet, then manually rotate the feet using eyesight to the below construction plane. Are there any commands or scripts/technique that anyone can think of to simplify the steps between importing the mesh into Rhino and fullying balancing the foot to the construction plane?
I have seen other programs like LutraCad that runs over top of Rhino that seems to have an automatic function to balance the cast. They seem to just manually select the 3 target points on the STL mesh of the foot and the program would “pull” the entire cast to the construction plane, sort of like a _ProjectToClane command.
I have included a sample file to give more context to what I would like to do.
Thanks for all the help I have received so far on this forum.