Hi there, Im making inflatables so need to get the surface pattern off various forms. If I stick to geometric forms, I simply loft then unwrap the developable surface…its frustrating because I want to unwrap asseymetrical curved forms/surfaces.
Do I need to convert curves to polylines first I wonder…?
What is a developable surface anyway?
So if I make my simple curved form say a bean shape then how do I construct a developable surface over/around it that can be unwrapped?
Im only working on Rhino 2, is it worth upgrading to Rhino 5…am I missing out on some fab tool that will enable me to achieve my aim here.
Heres a picture of the form I just made. I was hoping to simply unwrap half of one side to get my pattern.(see highlighted surface area)
It is curved/has curved edges all round…Im now going to make it pointy and not use any curves and try again, however there must be a way to make curved shapes, perhaps simplify them so I can unwrap them??
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