How I make the shapes with curviloft

How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:12 pm

Curviloft can be downloaded from here.
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?l ... category=0

First make a box.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:13 pm

Next, delete 3 sides.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:14 pm

Next draw straight lines to use as guides and part of the final solid model.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:15 pm

Now use the basic arc tool and draw arcs.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:16 pm

Further refine the arcs so the corners are not pointy.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:17 pm

Draw new guideline on the bottom and repeat the process with arcs and then smaller arcs on the corners.

In this case, I just drew one arc to make a perfect corner arc.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:19 pm

Now erase all the guidelines and just leave the 3 sided arc faces.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:22 pm

Select all the outer edges with Curviloft.

This is a different image but essentially the same process. Somehow the original image export became corrupted and then deleted itself.

The click the small green checkmark and the big checkmate which will appear.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:31 pm

You now have a quarter of your final shape.

IMPORTANT! Make sure you EXPLODE the Curviloft shape or it will only be a shell and not a solid model. Exploding it welds it back to the lines you used to create it, giving it the flat inner sides and bottom and a fully enclosed model. This makes it easier to modify later.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 pm

Make the model a component or group. I make components based on Front, Rear, Top and Bottom. So four final components for each quarter.

Duplicate and flip each one to make final shape. Then scale top or bottom as you see fit. I usually scale the bottom to be shorter than the top.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 pm

And that's it! Add detail as needed by making and using separate components.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby pilou » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:44 pm

Cool tuto :fro:

Seems you can have same result with Extrude Tools by Tig from this step ;)
(sure with less options after the mesh creation)

or here Ferrari ;) (with some options after the mesh creation)

ferar.jpg
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby ntxdave » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:54 am

Very interesting process Bryan. I did some of it (enough to understand the process). I had to try several times to get the lines and arcs all connected properly to that CurviLoft would work correctly.

Want to experiment a little with the types of CurviLoft so I understand the differences better.

Thanks for sharing..............Now I will have to go off and try to be "inventive". :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:58 am

ntxdave wrote:Very interesting process Bryan. I did some of it (enough to understand the process). I had to try several times to get the lines and arcs all connected properly to that CurviLoft would work correctly.


That IS the trick. It does take some fiddling. If the arcs aren't connected just perfect, it will not work. Be sure to connect arcs on "points" (green dots) and not "midways" (blue dots).

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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:59 am

pilou wrote:Cool tuto :fro:

Seems you can have same result with Extrude Tools by Tig from this step ;)
(sure with less options after the mesh creation)

or here Ferrari ;) (with some options after the mesh creation)

ferar.jpg

Oh that is cool. Nice!

Extrude tools are what I've been looking for some time but forgot what it was called. Thanks!

And just installed and yes, this is what I've been looking for quite some time. :thumb:

Ah, but it does not work on straight edges nor too many compound curves. Still, very handy tool.
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:20 am

Curviloft can be downloaded from here.
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?l ... category=0
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby pilou » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:49 am

Ah, but it does not work on straight edges nor too many compound curves.

Extrude Tools
Yes you must first divided straight lines and recurve (weld (by Diggsey) & also Curves :ugeek:
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Re: How I make the shapes with curviloft

Postby Bryan K » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:20 am

pilou wrote:
Ah, but it does not work on straight edges nor too many compound curves.

Extrude Tools
Yes you must first divided straight lines and recurve (weld (by Diggsey) & also Curves :ugeek:

Ah! Thanks! :thumb:
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