Creating a Channeled Upholstery panel?

Hi everyone, I am trying to create a channeled upholstery panel similar to the colored picture of a similar one I found on the net. I am also attaching a screenshot of the one I am working on. It does not have to be perfect but to just resemble what I am trying to show.

I am not sure how to round the top and bottoms of the channel like you see in the pic attached as well as the sides of the panel? I can do the sides just not the top and bottom of the panel?

Any help would be greatly appreciated :):slight_smile:

Thanks again!

Jay

You could create one “puff” of the fabric using Follow Me and then copy it across the headboard. Use a rectangle as the path and a half cross section of the bulge as a profile.

A quickie example. You might experiment with profile and path shape.

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Thanks Dave! Just not sure how to round the top and bottom of the panel? In my screen shot in SU I have them straight across flat which is not right ARGH!! At least thats what my wife tells me!! :slight_smile:
Jay

oosps!!! I just saw you attached a pic!! Thanks!!

Jay

Any chance you could add a quick video of what you did Dave? :slight_smile:
Jay

I could after I finish helping my son with his algebra.

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I made it a little flatter by using a horizontal edge between the center and the start of the curve.

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OKAY! Thanks Dave for taking the time :slight_smile: especially on a saturday!!

This really helps! Man, so much to learn with SU!

Jay

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Looking at the photo, I would do it like this:

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Thanks Anssi, this is great!! Not sure how you scaled down the top part? I tried the scale tool but never just shrunk down the top portion? I know I am just doing something wrong? :slight_smile: Is there a diff way to do this??

Thanks so much!!

Jay

I am trying to attach to this part of the headboard and just not sure how to do it properly?

Thanks for your help!! :slight_smile:

Jay

If you turn on hidden geometry and then just select the top part and apply scale tool to it…(as opposed to using the scale tool on all of it), you will only scale the selected part.

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You have a few design decisions to make. Do you want a straight top or a slight bump, is the back flat or does the upholstery wrap over the top and down the back. So many possibilities.

Personally I would make it with a curved follow me and scale it to suit. As whiterabbit has pointed out, turn on hidden geometry to make it possible to select and scale geometry independently.
This is a very simple version just to show the method.
Bump

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Well, thank you soooo much guys for all your help!! Greatly appreciated! You guys are always so helpful to us newbies!! :):slight_smile:
Jay