How to create a model like JBL CLIP+ SPEAKER


I’m new in SU (1 month), so it’s just a practice for now. After watching some tutorials decided to try to create some models. And that things above as you see became questions that’s why I decided to ask here for a help and get some explanations from those people who have already got an experience working in SU.


It’s just a grid of cylinders intersected with a follow me’d shape.


I just tried to do the next:

  1. Created this shape from circle tool
  2. Created some cylinders.
  3. Used solid toold to cut these multiple holes from a group of solid cylindres.

    Sure I’m doing something wrong.
    So how did you do your shape thin?
    Because SU doesn’t let me cut holes in my shape from cylinders while its shape is not a solid.

I didn’t mention solid tools.
I said Intersect.
As you see here with the geometry in the same context I simply intersect the faces of the selection.


Yes, I tried to do like it at first. But thought it can’t be like I have to delete then each circle manually. Or there is only such a way while using such a method?


Select the face, not the holes.


Yes, it works! Thanks a lot to you and everybody who took a part!


The drape tool from earlier will produce the same results as the intersected cylinders.


Yes indeed drape will, so many ways to do things.
In the same way if you want thickness without having to remove all the faces, extrude the edges using tig’s tool or fredo’s tools. Each is acceptable.

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reminds me of a past project I had to do !


By the way. Here is a nice tool in Maya to make such perfect deformations

Why haven’t we got something like that in SketchUp?


Yep, that’s why I mentioned doing this in blender as Sketchup modelling does not use the same 3D NURB type modelling as Maya, Blender, FormZ etc. but uses polygons/surfaces which aren’t as fluid to manipulate.


I do not have clothworks, but I wonder if that would work without the distortions. Anyone?


Yes. I love SU because of it’s simplicity. But definitely there are some lacks have to be to make it’s soft easier for use.


I use it ( and tried it for this) but don’t think it would work for this as it wouldn’t produce anything more than the textured version. The cloth is a single face without dimension with a texture on it… So while it would drape, there would be excess fabric as it wouldn’t stretch and so have wrinkles? Some of the fabric settings and a lot of gravity might pull it out??? I think the textured version works as well but the OP wanted dimensional geometry.

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