I was wondering if there is a clever way of modelling such detail as the armrest in this chair?
I was trying to draw profiles in places where it changes and then curviloft.
It is a bit of a struggle for me due to perspecitve.
Couple of suggestions: If the arm has a uniform taper, you can use the Scale Tool to shrink one end. Otherwise, try a plugin from Fredo 6 called Loft Along Path (it’s available from the SketchUcation site). Draw a profile of the big end, the narrow end, and one profile in the middle; add a line for the path, and run the plugin. Third, if the arm tapers from front to back but has a uniform thickness, use an Intersect Faces routine to whittle away part of the arm to create the taper.
Finally, I make a lot of furniture models with photos as my guide, but I almost never use the Match Photo feature. Instead, I look for sources with good front or side views, something where the perspective is minimal. I import one of those images, scale it, and trace over shapes to begin the model. My understanding is that Match Photo works with a photo that has not been cropped (resized). However, just about every photo published in a magazine, book, or web site has been cropped.