Pete, Mark, Mike,
Thanks for chiming in on the McNeel forum. It’s important I’m not the only one from the jewelry forums talking about our workflows here. Parts 2 and 3 with more novel uses are coming after Christmas.
@pascal, all the comments from the other forums and YT mention better tools for stone layouts. The major issue revolves around controlling the reference frame for space morphs.
I talked to @dale a good bit last year trying to figure out how to control the surface parameterization for FlowAlongSrf. That would be optimal, but it’s extremely difficult.
I have a new plan I will detail soon, but it feeds a surface normal into _Flow. That’s what @Jarek is doing with Armadillo.
Rhino FlowAlongSrf mapping base UVN to target UVN:
Armadillo creating a target plane using point on curve + nearest surface normal, then orienting plane to curve normal: