I’m a 3D intern at a footwear company and I’m learning Rhino! I’m researching about potential opportunities to use Rhino for modeling soles and I had a couple of questions.
My goal is to be able to create a sole that is a single solid surface. I was (partly) able to do this by trimming 1/3 of a sphere to create a cup, and then using a cage mesh to edit it. I also used Grasshopper and LunchBox to create a hexagonal pattern on the sole. But it was pretty tedious and it’s not a closed surface like a sole would be.
I also tried drawing an outline of a sole using curves. Then I created two surfaces which I extruded from. I was able to use Pull/Offset Curve on Surface to project the sole outline on the two surfaces (Project didn’t work for some reason- perhaps because the surfaces were curved?). Then I used Sweep2 to join the surfaces. It turned out nicely but it’s a closed polysurface.
I’m hoping someone might have another idea I could try? I’ve been watching YouTube videos about shoe modeling in Rhino but most of them are from 2013 and are outdated. If creating a closed single surface is impossible, let me know. I also found that Rhino had a shoe plug-in in 2013 called RhinoShoe. Does anyone know if it’s still around?
Thank you all in advance!