Sweep/Curve Network Confusion


#1

Hi,
I’ve been drawing out some rough branch shapes as starting points to use in other software.
For the most part I’ve been doing this by simply sweeping a circle along 2 rails (doesn’t need to go to a direct point at the end). However I’m confused how to achieve this when a branch splits in two, hopefully the image below demonstrates this better.
I’ve tried using the curve network but to no avail.
Any recommendations on the best approach would be very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Jack


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

You will have to model each branch separately and then model the transition.

Check and see if you can get some tips from this thread on Y-branch modeling.
https://discourse.mcneel.com/t/surface-problem-making-a-crown/?source_topic_id=38620

What other software will be the recipient for this model? It might be easier to deal with the intersections there…


#3

Great this is what I was looking for thanks for the help!