This is a boat I modelled for a client. It was a great success. It won 3 awards at the show, including supreme boat of the show at the Auckland Boat Show.
I modelled this boat in Rhino 4. It took me 12 weeks. 3 of those weeks were spent fixing the fillets, often by manually creating surfaces where the various fillet commands failed. If I recall correctly, there were about a thousand edges needing to be filleted.
Let’s put this in perspective. A quarter of the design / modelling time time was spent doing the fillets.
The marine specialist CNC guys were overwhelmed at how fair the principle surfaces were. All credit to Rhino.
Notwithstanding the fact that I modelled the supreme boat of the show, I didn’t get any more work from this client, because I took too long to do the fillets.
I recently went back to a pre-fillet save and tried doing the fillets in Rhino 5. It was no better.
So just to re-cap.
- Modelled supreme boat of the show in Rhino
- Created some of the fairest surfaces seen by the marine CNC specialists
- Over 1000 fillets - mostly done long hand with sweep 2 rails because the fillet tools weren’t good enough
- Didn’t get any more work from client because I took too long to do the fillets
If Rhino users / designers produce astounding work that proves cost ineffective for their clients, Rhino users switch to other solutions.
No one wants to spend a quarter of their design / modelling time fixing fillets.
Is this why 50,000 users haven’t upgraded?