Total Beginner, Filling in Surfaces?



Hi, I am a total beginner on Rhino 3D and while working on something, I realized after extruding my project that I forgot to fill in the surfaces and I am not quite sure how to do it, especially from this point on. I would like to make the circle + the ‘‘hearts/flowers’’ and their stems, to be solid so that when I extrude the whole thing, it look like a medallion. Also, I don’t quite understand how to cut parts of my curves such at all the tops of my ‘‘hearts/flowers’’ to blend in the circle around (so that it make 1 and only 1 big surface).

I have no idea if what I am asking is possible at this point or if I will need to restart from the beginning.

Thank you for your time :slight_smile: I hope I made myself clear enough for you to understand :sweat_smile:

(Pascal Golay) #2

Hello - if you make a surface first (PlanarSrf) you can extrude (ExtrudeSrf) the surface. Or use Cap on the open extrusion.

Looking at your image, I’d look closely at these areas:

These (red) should either have a small gap, or overlap and merge like the blue circle in order to get clean output - you want to avoid ‘zero thickness’ .



I managed to fill the surface using this button:


But what kind of magic is this? How did Rhino knew what I actually wanted to fill? I just selected everything, pressed that button and it filled my drawing leaving empty spaces between everything like I wanted.

As for the gap @pascal Thank you for making me realize those on the side of the flowers as well. I don’t really know how I can stop those gap, I used the ArrayPolar to copy the flowers. I though it would have snapped automatically. :sweat_smile:

(Pascal Golay) #4

Hello - you can make the individual curves that you array slightly narrower there (=gap) or slightly wider (=overlap & merge) before making the array.



If you go back and take a look at the command line… you might need to scroll up… you can see the name of the command executed.
in this case _planarsrf i think will be shown.