Netting over a complex shape

Hello,

I am trying to model the mesh netting over an object that’s a bit complex of a shape. I am having trouble figuring out the best way to approach this problem.

You can see there is an opening by the hinge of the “pliers”. What I am having most trouble with is creating the base shape for the netting curves to be created on.

I have had some limited success using the Net On Srf component from Pufferfish + meshing curves with Dendro after using CageEdit on a surface, but it isn’t as close as I would like it to be, and doesn’t work so well with multiple trimmed surfaces when I have to join them together.

Here are my files for what I have done so far.
MC_proj_Forum.zip (13.2 MB) (rhino file, the base geometry is slightly large in file size)
MC_Proj_forumGH.gh (265.1 KB)

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you

Try this addon
@DanielPiker


This is an example


complex shape.gh (239.2 KB)
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Thank you for the suggestion. I had thought about using Fattener and tried it out but it didn’t work out the way I had hoped. I ended up using CageEdit + Net on Srf + Dendro just in a different way with some mirroring and it was successful.

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I think I understand what you mean.
wow! I didn’t know the dendo complement
I am glad that it will solve it I was also trying other methods

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