Connecting multiple points with a curved line


#1

I am trying to draw out a boat and need to connect several points in a smooth curve. I have yet to discover the method for doing this. So far I just smash a bunch of 3 point curves and simple curves together but it is unsatisfactory. This is such a simple and common process there must be a way to do it. I attached an example, on the port side I just used a line tool, ugly and yuk. On the starboard side I used the three point curve but it is not really that good either. I really just want to pick my points, and have a line connect all of them.

anyone what to sprinkle a little knowledge on me?

adventure 23.1 side deck curve.skp (157.5 KB)


#2

This topic may be of interest.


#3

(After deleting some double lines) you can use Fredo6’s Curviloft plugin…

(click to animate)


#4

This is a idea with circles, stock arch tool and Bezier Curve Tool ( 2 and 3 edit click version in the Extension Warehouse) I use the 2 click mode, the 3 click edit is the default.
This is a file with some info that was past to me, by someone who is a lot better and has years hands on time with SU. As my attempts to him looked like scrape plywood and 2x4`s and what he showed me ( very quickly ) I had to agree. Something to practice with and may help you develop an idea or spark something that you had not realized yet, hope it helps. As it gave me a new way to view things…Peace…

adventure 23.1 side deck curve.skp (292.1 KB)


#5

Thanks guys, I got pretty close with just the 3 point arc and stock sandbox tools. Close enough to work with the space.