I would like to flatten or squish or smash a polysurface, but only one of its faces. It’s a 3d shape, and the shape should unroll such that it is still a 3d shape, but one of its faces is now flat.
Attached is a model of a test for an insole. The way I tried to do it was by squishing the bottom surface, rebuilding, then flowalongsurface from the original bottom surface, to the squished surface. The results are hidden, so unhide to see. Curiously, the flowalong surface results in a shrunk 3d shape. Also, it takes a long time.
Is there a better, quicker, more accurate way to do this?
Also, has the squish command lost features in a recent update? I thought there used to be a lot more options, or maybe that was another command. I get all this squishing, smashing, squashing, squeezing, sneezing mixed up
hmmm… having trouble uploading the file, getting an error. It’s only 3mb. Maybe it’s not needed to answer my question, but if it is, any idea what’s up with the uploading?