Trouble flowing objects on surface


#1

having trouble wrapping these series of tubes round the top profile, spacing turns out incorrect and objects become distorted.
trying to spilt the tubes using the surfaces, to end up with a ring, where the tubes match the spacing and shape when flat.
have tried flow along surface to no avail, is there another technique that will work?
any help is appreciated.

mcneal ring1.3dm (2.6 MB)


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hello - I think you want the ‘Rigid=Yes’ setting in FlowAlongSrf.

-Pascal


#3

Hi, thanks for your reply

the rigid setting does stop objects from being distorted, however the positioning of the tubes does not seem to translate correctly when objects are flowed along surface.


(Pascal Golay) #4

Hello - I’d make sure to arrange the outers surface, assuming that is the target, with U and V and Normal matching your base surface (Dir command).

then pick on corresponding locations:

-Pascal


#5

works perfectly now, thanks