Connecting 2 Meshes


What is the best way to connect two meshes so that they create one solid?

join+weld vertices

@Gijs is this possible in grasshopper?

yes but be aware though that you only get a closed mesh if the meshes share all vertices at their connections. Mesh > Utils > Mesh Join + Mesh WeldVertices

@Gijs I think I wasn’t clear in the situation. The 2 meshes aren’t overlapping each other, so I don’t know if welding would make sense. I would want to create a mesh between the 2 meshes in order to attach them into one mesh. Is this possible?

Here is a pic of the situation:

They aren’t connected at any point to each other.

best to share a file. Looking at the picture, I think you can get a solid simply by thickening the mesh

@Gijs Here are my Rhino and Grasshopper files:

GH (13.0 KB)
vessel-mesh.3dm (2.6 MB)

There’s got to be an easier way, but I don’t know it… (attached has internalized geometry) (2.2 MB)

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Is this a continuation of the previous post (variable offset)? If not variable then offset mesh has a solid option in rhinocommon. If variable then just get the naked edges and create the mesh between, like a mesh loft.

@Michael_Pryor Yessir, it is a continuation of the previous post, so unfortunately, offset mesh isn’t being used here. Right now, I am trying to do as you advised, but there is no mesh option between 2 polylines (which is what the naked edges gets you) as far as I am aware.

There is, although a bit convoluted, see my post above …

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