I am attempting to do a Boolean difference on my canoe model to attempt to get a female form for the canoe, but there is an error that happens because I have a naked edge on the bow and stern. Is there anyway to repair this problem without starting over?
Hello - probably fixable, yes, but we’ll need the file…
I have attached my canoe model below. I am very new to using Rhino
Final Canoe.3dm (267.2 KB)
The model has .0026 gaps on each end.
But no wire-frame is left to identify how the surface was built.
Is there anyway to close this gap? It would be okay if it was just a flat surface between the gap
Then touch both open edges on one end.
Repeat for other end.
Join it all.
It will be watertight. The quality will be so-so, but it should boolean after joining.
Ok, I just tried this method, and it does make a watertight model, but the patch surfaces are terrible.
Well, I take it back - it is probably better to start over - the way you’ve constructed the surface here is a little peculiar - you can do that, at the bow, but it can lead to problems, so you need to be extra careful about how the points line up - here it is not working so well:
I’d think about making this in halves for one thing -
You’ll want to avoid stacking control points on top of one another except in special cases.
This may work a little better for now,
Final Canoe_maybe.3dm (78.1 KB)
but I’d take a look at
and a good deal more about surfacing if you what to get this right.
BUT, I like that you’ve gone out of your way to keep the surfaces super-simple; keep that impulse, smoothness will ensue…
Might need to trim off each end and use a 4-edge surface.
Hi, I also have a problem, we need to make a mesh to 3d print our figure, rhino says it is a good mesh but we have naked edges, can someone help to solve this?
Hi Hannah - as above, there is not a lot we can do to help without the file. Please post it here, or send to email@example.com and someone will have a look.