How to create an asymmetrical cap?

#1

Hello everyone :slight_smile:

Does anyone know how to create an asymmetrical dome/cap as the one from the image below?


Leg.skp (2.5 MB)

I would appreciate any suggestion :slight_smile: :low_brightness:

Eva

#2

Maybe something like this?

I used Eneroth3 Auto Weld to weld the edges of the curves and then Fredo’s Curviloft to loft the surfaces between the curves. I also use “The Dave Method” due to all the tiny geometry.

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#3

Thank you Dave for your quick reply :slight_smile:
For some reason my Sketchup17 freezes on Eneroth.
But I made it with Curviloft’s third sub option.


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#4

What are you selecting before running Auto Weld? If you selected the entire leg geometry, you just need to be patient. There’s a lot of geometry to iterate through. I only ran it on the curves you drew at the top of the leg.

#5

It happens right after I select the Tool.

#6

How much geometry are you selecting before selecting the tool?

#7

It doesn’t work either way: selecting any or none.

#8

If you don’t select anything it will go through the entire model If you select only a little bit of it, it’ll only look at that little bit.

Oh well. You’ve got the leg finished so you can model the rest of the piece now.

#9

The plugin would benefit from a message box informing the user if they continue it will go through the entire model which can take time.

#10

Thanks for the tip.:low_brightness:
Maybe it will work eventually and in a meantime I will use Curviloft.

#11

They do two different things, though.

#12

Which edges did you select with Eneroth?

#13

Just the wireframe edges at the top of the leg.

#14

These ones?

#15

It says: “no edges could be found”

#16

Yes. It didn’t give me that message. Did you use the Dave Method?

#17

I did and still no edges :frowning:
But it’s okay.

#18

The reason for the incomplete skin appears to be two edge gaps ( find them with edge tools), once those are fixed you could run the “skin contor” without the eneroth and get the end.

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#19

Be careful at which edges you select.

#20

Thanks Steve!
Now I can’t run “Inspect and close edge gaps” on it :frowning:
It works on straight lines though.
1.skp (150.0 KB)