I would like to ask for your help in the approach that I should follow regarding Digital Fabrication.
I want to built this shape using laser cutting. Now, I am using lunchbox for the quad paneling but the panels are not planar so I wanted to know which approach should I follow to make this surfaces planar since I want to fabricate them.
I was thinking also on unrolling but my idea is to use a more rigid material like a mdf of 3mm which is not that flexible. Is an small scale model 70cm x 30cm and I don’t know how planar can my surfaces be or if it is possible to get completely planar surfaces? The thing is that I do not understand very well the implications of not using planar surfaces for fabrication.
I did before a model using triangular panels and now I wanted to try with quad panels to understand better about the planarity of surfaces and fabrication.
I have also a new question and I hope you can help me. Since the meshing direction should follow the principal curvatures, in the definition for the saddle the meshing direction is following exactly the principal curvature?
I am using the same definition for my quad paneling but I don’t know if I am getting the principal curvatures or just an approximation or how can I get the principal curvatures for the meshing directions?