Preserving Draft Angle analysis results


#1

I’d like to preserve results of draft angle analysis (either as a vertex colors on model, map etc) . I’m pretty sure I did it in the past ( I think Pascal helped with it), but I can’t recall the command used and can’t find it. Any ideas howto do it?


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Przemek - let me see if I can remember what we did- was it a script?

-Pascal


#3

Hi Pascal! You rock man :slight_smile: . I’m almost (with a pressure put on the word ALMOST) certain it was a single command that has taken colors generated by draft angle analysis . It has been a while (and before system reinstall) since I had a need to use this and I can’t dig out the solution ( think it was on the past forums system).


#4

Went through command list and found the solution - it is kind of workaround. Simple , but works for my purposes - simply typed ExtractAnalysisMesh and done , got the mesh with the colors from analysis :slight_smile: .
Slightly offtopic - while I’ve been looking for a solution I came accross this:

How could I add this code to my Rhino? Option to get the parting curve would be super helpful. Do you know of other scripts, plugins that aid creating “injectable” models?


(Pascal Golay) #5

Hi Przemek- [quote=“Przemas, post:4, topic:8355”]
Option to get the parting curve would be super helpful. Do you know of other scripts, plugins that aid creating “injectable” models?
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For now, use “TestSilhouette”. This command is somewhat crude still but can help- it allows you to set a draft angle but sometimes them curve comes out on the ‘away’ facing side - it works better if surface normals point to the view camera and not away.

-Pascal


#6

Wow, thx Pascal - did a quick test of this command and it is super helpful. Definietlly adding to my hidden tricks list :slight_smile: . Later on I’ll check it on some complex nurbs surfaces (subd sculpts tranformed to nurbs data), just to see how it works.


#7

TestSilhouette sadly did the trick only on simple surfaces. As soon as I thrown some more complex stuff I got results I simply did not understand.
So if anyone got any tips / scripts helping in extracting parting line please do share :slight_smile: .