Making a burial mound


#1

I am trying to create a old western burial mound and am having trouble shaping the ends of the mound. I have tried the arc and follow me, but it does not come out right. This is as far as I can get without running into problems.

As you can see, I have the basic shape but now I need to round out the ends both on the horizontal as well as the vertical planes at the same time.

Can someone please help? Thank you.


#2

Just draw and arc near one of the corners and close it with a line. Then use follow me.


#3

You might try an extension called Soap Skin Bubble to draw that mound.


#4

Thanks, where an I get it and how do I use it?


#5

Look at the link I provided. Get it from the Extension Warehouse under the Window menu in SketchUp.


#6

ely862me Tried that and got all kinds of wierd shapes.

DaveR Thanks


#7

Some more work required though… as intersecting the arc with the lower surface and cleanup.
Sandbox with smoove would also work quite alright.


#8

I think these would be more like you’re looking for, right?

From the left,

Rectangle for a path and a profile for Follow Me.
After Follow Me ran.
Edges softened.

Same starting rectangle, Soap Skin Bubble, -200 for the pressure.


#9

I think that the best result for that shape would be Soap Skin Bubble:


#10

Appreciate all the help, here is what I finally came up with: