Hi, I am a basic user of Rhino3D, now I got a task to draw a dripping form (gonna be small size as earrings) -see attached picture.
Any ideas how I can do that? I’ve tried to use T-Spline plug-in, but my computer became very slow so I couldn’t really do anything…
I hope someone can help solving my problem <:)
Tsplines is really the best way to go about it in my opinion.
When you have the Tsplines HUD open if you use the number keys 1, 2 & 3 you can make the form less smooth (just visually) so that you don’t tax your computer nearly as much. Using the Tab key when the Tsplines HUD is open will also allow you to go back and forth between box model & smooth model.
With Tsplines you want to use the least amount of faces as possible to get the shape you want.
Using Rhino to model this with surfaces would be a pretty daunting task. Perhaps someone else has a good suggestion on where to start if you want to use Rhino surfaces.
The easiest way is to use the pipe command… Draw the top curve and then the drops as curves. TSPipe and mess around with the radii and location of the joints.
Once you’re happy with that add a seam along the equator and delete half of the model and then mirror along the equator so that what you do to the top happens to the bottom too.
Select points and use the move and the scale command - select them in groups of four (the circles that made up the pipe) and scale them as below. I’ve started on the left but not finished it. Mess around with it in box mode - if it doesn’t look right in box mode then it won’t be right in smooth mode… Try and keep the flow of the seams.
Liquid_01.3dm (86.8 KB)
Thank you for your answers, guys! I hope I can manage to draw it now