How do I wrap the eyes to a sphere? I'm making angry birds on Autodesk Inventor Professional 2008. I'm trying to get the eyes wrapped to the head. I tried embossing it but it doesn't seem to work on spheres/ovals. It looks weird when it's extruded so I was wondering if there is any other way. Maybe extruding it curved? Not sure, any ideas?
The generic method for all software. Extrude it as a surface and then create intersection curve.
Emboss would be my thought but you said it will not work. The thing is that in version 2012 emboss works in spheres.
If emboss is not working extrude the eyes into the sphere and the do a revolve cut around the sphere to cut of the excess to the eyes....
I think this kind of model would be better done with surface modelling
From the uploaded screenshot of the file, I think, you might be good by doing it with the extrude feature....... since you only have to do the eyes on a revolved surface.................... extruding the eyes from the surface would give results almost similar to wrapping the sketch around the surface.......... I don't know if you have seen my angry birds models(Angry Birds (RED))........ I have used the extrude method......
You may want to try to a 3D sketch with splines tangent to the sphere and then extrude the closed loop. This is a difficult way of doing what you want. Another easier way would be to create a sketch plane at the angle you want the eye back on the head and then revolve an eye sphere that intersects the head so only a portion of it is seen protruding from the head. Once you've achieved the proper location of the eye, then mirror it to the other side. I hope this was helpful.