Help w/ smoothly lofting circle inset a square (ct. points are offset)


(Marco Lau52) #1 (16.7 KB)

I’m having a small problem having two series of squares and inset circles to correctly loft together. They look fine at first, but upon closer examination it seems the wrong control points are connected, hence the very visible crease lines. On a vertical profile, what should appear is like a slightly rising volcano profile, instead it looks like a suction cup. Hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance!

(Michael Pryor) #2

Your curves are not internalized so the definition is useless. The usual issue with lofting circles to other curves is that circles are degree 2 curves with low point count. Use fit curve on the circles to degree 3. Then it should be fine. Also, make sure seams are aligned.


This will Look better, but your rectangles have four kinks, so it will be difficult to completely remove the creases. (16.6 KB)

(Marco Lau52) #4

Ah brilliant, thanks again for the help Kim! Yeah the creases are unavoidable because of the corners, but it’s a lot cleaner now.

(Michael Pryor) #5

FitCrvs are your friend in these situations. If you want to understand why.