What’s the best way to model this kind ornamental work? I’m always frustrated when try one of these and end up settling for something less than perfect.
I would like to layout the outline curves, add some profile curves, then sweep/loft/networksrf my way to being done. But it never works out that way.
I sometimes use tsplines and fiddle, fiddle, fiddle, until I get a shape that kinda matches my outline curves. But I can never get a scroll like the one in the picture. I am aware of Brian James’ tutorial (http://tips.rhino3d.com/2011/09/modeling-scroll-with-rhino.html), but it doesn’t quite match the look of the scroll.
Any help is appreciated.