Hi everybody. I am working on drawing a seat for a cafe. One of the the details requested on this was a woven rattan panel (you know, the one you saw a lot in the 80’s?). So I ran into problems trying to draw it, and started researching. I see that there are workarounds to making lattice-type elements with lattice making plug-ins or by using a .png file. Those both sounded good, but I assumed they would take just as much time to learn or use as it would to solve my original problem. Well, in the end, I convinced myself to give up on drawing that because that type of thing doesn’t belong in a cafe anyway.
This left me with a couple of nagging questions though. In trying to draw this panel, I wanted to make it be one object, so that I could duplicate it and trim it for the sides. I made a bunch of slats and tried to do outer shell, but this made the computer hang up. I tried other alternatives (which I don’t want to write out), but the one that started to work went like this: I selected two slats and did outer shell which worked fine. I then selected the new object and another slat, hit outer shell, and that worked fine too. I kept doing this, and eventually got the message, “one of the objects is either locked or not a solid”. What gives? is there a limit to what solid tools can handle? The file isn’t really that big. Anyone ever run into this?
Newer 1:2" Rattan Mesh.skp (1.3 MB)