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I’ve got a modeling question: How would I go about creating the wavy grooves on the bottle in the photo (the ones that run through the cow’s head, not the grooves around the cap of the bottle)?
They go completely around, and the wave pattern repeats exactly three times, so it’s a seamless groove all the way around.
I figure I can sweep an oval shape on a curve to create the object to boole the groove out of the main bottle, but I’m stumped on how to create the wavy curve itself, and then “project” it or get it to precisely follow the hourglass shape of the bottle.
If someone could please give me some ideas as to how to:
- create the smooth, wavy curve that repeats 3 times while following the path of a circle
- project it or get it to lay onto the surface of the bottle, so I can sweep a shape on it to boole out the groove
- offer another technique that I haven’t thought of.
Thanks very much for any insight you can offer.