Paneling Tools Breaks Polysurface Into 2 Parts


#1

I am trying to panel a curved extrusion on 2 curved rails (Sweep2). The resulting polysurface has a dark isocurve in it that effectively breaks the polysurface into two parts which cannot be selected as one when using the paneling tools.

Is this a function of the complex curvatures? It is forced to insert this control iso curve?

I rebuilt my line Sweep2 Rails and made sure they were joined properly.

Isocurve can be seen towards the right of the model, cutting through it the short way.


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

If you rebuild these to be single curves (and not polycurves as they are now), your resulting object will be a single surface and not a polysurface.


#3

Thats great, thanks. I’m in class and can’t wait to get out of here and try again. What about the trimmed end there? When I paneled that separate part, the grid extended beyond the trimmed end and wrapped around the absent part also.

I’ll try again and post images of that issue…


#4

This worked great. Thanks.

I would like to attractor point panelize this form, is it too complex to work? It was mentioned in a tutorial that flat surfaces are better for this. So far, all my attractor point attempts have ended up in a basic panel arrangement.

To clarify, I’m saying, can I panel3dcustomvariable this form or only panel3dcustom?