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How to model the StMary30st in Rhinoceros3D and show design intent.

Tutorial by Riccardo Gatti
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Here my explanation on how to do

  1. Step 1:

    Import a reference image as background.
    Place it in the front view and center it over the Z axis.
    Scale the image to fit the real height of the building.
    Trace a ControlPoint Curve over the externa profile

  2. Step 2:

    Using the _Revolve tool create the main surface of the building.

  3. Step 3:

    Using the _UVCurve tools create the UV rectangle, it's like to unroll the surface.
    Inside the rectangle create a grid of lines, in this case along the diagonal.

  4. Step 4:

    Let's use the Sweep1R with a square section to create a 3DGrid from the grid lines.

  5. Step 5:

    A closer view of the result

  6. Step 6:

    Over the 3DGrid create a simple rectangular Plane.
    Split this plane with the grid lines and change color to the resulting tiles.
    In fact this are the panels over the structure.

  7. Step 7:

    Now the magic parts: using FlowSrf deform, bend, the flat 3D model over the main surface to get a much complex shape following the main surface.

  8. Step 8:

    The deformed structure

  9. Step 9:

    A closed view of the result

  10. Step 10:

    The final rendering

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    MARCO RICCI

    bravo, pochi semplici passaggi per un ottimo risultato!

    March 29th, 2017 18:27