These flaps (petals !) are drawn as if on the canvas sheet laid out on a table before being cut (planar) and they are the correct spacing to place 8 around the dome base giving the V gap at their base.
I need to see how these lay onto the surface of the dome, they are the correct length so that the hole for the centre pin (not drawn yet) will all line up, there are 8 of them. (having done calcs on path length on elipse surface etc ! to establish length from base to pin hole)
Can it be that if I edit the curve of the planar flap the shape on the dome updates live ? That would be great, tweak the profile and see the effect update on the dome. How is that done ?
There shouldn’t be any gaps between them, overlapping all the way to the centre, except for at the webbing ring where that V gap exists and must hold its shape there as projected to the dome. (slight gap between them and the ring at the moment, (need to narrow the ring down)
So how does one lay these onto the dome surface as if they were canvas petals ?
How might I model these when done as if slightly rippled canvas material ?
rhino v5 file attached.
PETALS FOR DOME forum.3dm (1.2 MB)