Hello everyone, thanks to everyone’s generosity, especially DaveR, I have gotten much further on my sailfish ring construction. I also want to thank Box, Gully, and the multitude of others that I’m sorry if I didn’t mention. I am really loving sketchup.
But to stay on topic, my question now is if there are any strategies on how to close the holes I am getting after I joint push pull these sailfish faces. In order to have the correct contours, I thought a joint push pull of the fish while flat will give me exactly what I am looking for. However, because of the curves or all that fin geometry, I get holes. (scaling the model bigger, even makes more holes).
I turned on hidden geometry, and drew lines that should have been creating faces but am having trouble closing all of them. I tried solid inspector version 2 but I’m sure you already know it won’t be able to close these crazy holes.
My gut tells me that I might have to find another way instead of using joint push pull but I don’t know how else to get these correct contours. Keeping a solid fish after the radial array and then trying to push pull in towards the ring will not be right because the edge of the fish as it wraps around will remain too thick while middle is thinner.
DaveR suggested I make triangles but this only closed some of them.
Are there any advanced methods or strategies I can try?
I’m attaching the file that has the sailfish flat if you want to see what I am starting with before I joint push pull. (just note that I delete the small piece of bottom fin that is separate to make joint push pull work. It seems that you can’t select more than one face for it to work right). I am inputting the number 40 when using joint push pull.
ring experiment.skp (2.9 MB)