Flow detailed object onto dome section

There are some Youtubes showing this but there are variations of set ups, of Rhino-version-UIs, the terms, buttons or commands might vary a bit. The http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/usersguide/en-us/index.htm#html/ch-19_wrap.htm is very brief. Is there a more detailed description showing all the similar tools for do this type of thing and the preferred options for “flowing” fairly complex arrays on to a semi dome shaped exterior?
FlowArrayedObjsOnSrf.3dm (5.4 MB)
Here is an example which I likely clicked the wrong parts and made a mess, as a simpler test run. (I have more complex imported objects of that general style to eventually try, which did nothing by using the flowAlonSrf command, so there might be an object or mesh conversions needed for those first, which a detailed instruction might mention).

Here is the physical structure I built some years ago and I want to update the construction concept by use of Rhino tools. http://harmoniouspalette.com/AnechoicAuditorium.html

PS-Is there a way copy commands in Windows10, to paste in posts?

Hello - for one thing, the target must be a single surface, so you’d need to rearrange your dome object as a single surface. The FlowAlongSrf command maps objects from the UV of the base surface to the UV of the target surface. I am not clear on what you expect the result to be but it will certainly distort the grid arrangement when applied to the dome. What the base surface ought to be like depends on what the desired pattern is - mapping a grid to a polar surface like the dome is likely to make something you don’t want, but I can’t tell.


Thanks for your reply. This is the eventual type of model:
I don’t want the 3dm above, but just needed to try some object from Rhino, because my imported work, which is one piece does not seem to respond, but likely needs more conversion or trim + stitching… I thought I saw grouping as flow-able…

Is there an inspection tool in Rhino I can look up, to see what it thinks of each imported object? I used stp format for importing, assuming it was best. from my formZ.

Stubborn learning, and I expect to eventually find an easier way to get these kinds of iso-lines to “flow on”, as in video below.

I’m learning Rhino through Youtube videos found through key word searches, on specific tool actions, as many of the 3d methods are similar enough to my app of 25 years, formZ…

This gentleman quickly achieved some similar things, which got me searching for workable methods.