OK. Please help me do this.
I know how to model this shapes/forms, with the lid & closure mechanism. My issue is working with a pattern.
OK so these are just example images of same idea of what I need/want
I need help with the decorative elements going on the form and I would like to get as much feedback as possible. I need to take the decorative elements and recess them into the form.
I want to use sub-d and get this going fast as I am going to be making things similar to this, often and quickly. I normally could go about this a few ways but I want to use the sub-d functionalities as much as I can. However, I am open to not using them at all - if someone can just calm me down.
Essentially, I want to recess, engrave and emboss my curves onto my forms as they wrap around different shapes. These examples are more round, but I am also looking to do more rectangular and boxy objects with wrapped details (coming up)
My first thought would be to model the form, and flow my curves along the surface. When I try to do this with my polysurface modeled super clean, it breaks into individual surfaces and I can’t wrap it. When I try to cut it up and piece back together and rebuild the surface I’m getting this doubly-surface error.
So, I decided to quickly mock up a generic form in sub d which is how I want to approach all of this anyway… and grab that surface, rebuild and then flow. which I have done, here in this image below
So the Green is my polysurface made manually with curves etc and then the gray is the sub d— much more dynamic in form (i think) as I bulged it ever so gently. Anyway, that’s my decorative pattern as a curve I’ve wrapped one side of the form with because I can’t see what I’m doing when It’s wrapped all the way around, AND I can’t get it to go all the way around anyway, so I’m just going to manually fill in that center section once I know I have my process dizown.
NOW, hah. split the surface with these curves, offset surface and boolean difference? That’s def not going to work #$^. What if I want it all to be soft edges as it recesses or embosses — filleted edges??
My thought is to set these curves up on the surface (as a guide) and then use Clayoo to start sculpting in and out? THOUGHTS? Can sub-d do this? Basically I’m not sure if I kind of need to “hand sculpt” this with some tools in clayoo — or there is another way??
Hope this makes sense.