Sailboat hull in sandbox


#1

I am modeling a 50’ sailboat. I have created a series of horizontal slices representing the desired hull shape at 12 inch intervals. The inside face has been deleted leaving me with a stack of wire frames. Essentially it’ looks like a topo of a mountain upside down. I am attempting to use sandbox " to contours" to skin the hull. After selecting all the wire frames, when I try to use sandbox it doesn’t recognize the wire frames as contours. I used this feature in creating the superstructure (above deck) so I know it is working. Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong.


#2

Are these waterlines? Are they closed loops?

I’ve draw a few sailboat hulls using Curviloft which works well.


#3

I thought sandbox needed closed contours?
Edit: @DaveR has a faster connexion…


#4

I’d say we need more info to see what the problem is.
As you can see here, it is possible to use sandbox with something as basic as endpoints.


#5

Sandbox “drops” its surface down along the blue (Z) axis. to use it as a lofting tool, you would put your hull, or half of it, on the red-blue plane. Sandbox cannot create surfaces that are vertical or curving inwards, so it would skip those points.


#6

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