Hey guys, I’m trying to get a line on a curved surface, but it won’t work. PLease help
Please show us exactly what you are trying to do so we can give you the proper help.
@rae Does this do what you want? It does assume that the line you want to create is on one plane.@rae
Another possibility for more complex curves is to:
1 - Start with a flat face.
2 - Draw the line on that flat face.
3 - Bend the face using a bending plugin like CLF Shape Bender.
Or, use Fredo6’s plugin Tools on Surface.
If the question is not for drawing a single line - “shape-bender” can do it with thousands of lines :
I had to switch off the lines because the objects would be deep black caused by megabytes of lines !
(I need that for 3D-printing an onion-roof with shindles).
For the curve I used the standard 24 sections. This dosn´t fit to some other parts - it would be better to obeye that
You can also use the slider on the soften/smooth tray.
The file behind this picture has 200.800 Kilobyte - I think it´s not a question of hidden geometry and so on.
I only wanted to mention “shape bender” and it´s possibillities.
Some people should know, that they have to wait. Unfortunately SketchUp shows no progression bar, but I like to say : wait for the succes ! It can take hours ! ( young people will not believe: in the 1980ies it needed weeks !