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Can this be done in SU?

Postby pugz1983 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:31 pm

Hi Guys,

I've been working on a model that needs a espresso cup in the scene ( Guess what it is :D ). I've been breaking my head the past couple of hours trying to figure out how to join the ear to the cup. I've tried intersecting and then use round edges but I can't seem to get the geometry clean. I'd love some tips or pointers on this one.

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:46 pm

Ignoring the way the mesh looks in SU how does it look rendered?

There's a thread by Brodie that covers this intersecting issue.

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby TIG » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:48 pm

Assuming that the two parts are not 'solids' and/or you don't have v8pro to 'merge' them...***

Make the cup and the handle into two separate groups [or components] and ensure that the handle extends into the main cup's surface.

View > Hidden Geometty > ON
Edit the cup-group and Select All.
Intersect with Model.
Exit the edit.
The handle will have formed additional lines on the cup's surface.

Edit the handle-group and Select All.
Intersect with Model.
Exit the edit.
The cup's surface will have also made extra lines around the handle.

Edit the cup-group, chances are the handle will obscure some geometry...
View > Component Edit > Hide Rest of Model > ON...
Now you can see all of the cup's geometry...
Select + Delete / Erase the unwanted parts where the handle penetrates the cup's surface.
Exit the edit.

Now edit the handle - this time the cup should not visible visible and you can see the unwanted parts of the handle that are inside the cup.
Erase the unwanted parts of the handle.
Exit the edit.

Now you have the two groups for the cup and handle, with their geometry neatly trimmed.
To combine them together explode these two groups so they merge.

If the two parts were already 'solids' then the new geometry [when [re]grouped] should again be 'solid'.

***If you have v8pro and the objects are solids and they intersect the 'solid-tools' have options to merge them into one without the longhand method I've outlined...
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby cotty » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:12 pm

If the intersections lead to very small edges and/or faces, you can try to scale the model (e.g. x1000) before the intersections...
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby jeff hammond » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:14 pm

I think twan is looking for a filleted connection.


[edit]..

maybe something like this?

[it's just an exploratory go at it.. too fast/confusing to explain at this point.. if it's what you're after, i can maybe explain it in a simple manner.. and draw it more cleanly ;) ]


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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby cotty » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:54 pm

- Tools on surface
- arcs
- Curviloft (Skinning)
...

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby jeff hammond » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:59 pm

right.. sort of similar to what i did except i used bezier splines instead of arcs & tools on surface
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby pugz1983 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:07 pm

Jeff is right. i'm looking for a way to fillet the edge. Curviloft might be a option. I hadn't thought of that. going to give it a try.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby thomthom » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:32 am

cotty wrote:- Tools on surface
- arcs
- Curviloft (Skinning)
...

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby TIG » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 am

Once you have made 'square' junctions for the cup and handle [as I set out using Intersect etc] then you could use RoundCorners [Fredo] to make the rounded 'fillet' of any desired radius [there are several threads about making 'weld-fillets' for metal tubular structures that way].
Also as has been said, to avoid small facet issues scale it up x1000, to do the round-filleting before scaling back down again...
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:07 pm

Very nice suggestions, leading to terrible topology.
Don't try it if some real displacement gonna happen.
For exactly the same reason don't import it in zbrush or sculptris.

There's only one decent way to model such things and it's not supported in SU.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby thomthom » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:09 pm

michaliszissiou wrote:There's only one decent way to model such things and it's not supported in SU.

...yet! ;)
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:35 pm

Well, I tried with artisan,
Not practical though.
Subdivisions based on quads is missing. (catmull-clark)
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby pugz1983 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Thanx for al the good tips and feedback. I know that this can be better done in another app like MOI, Blender or 3dmax, and I've tried modeling it in blender. eventually I wil get it done in Blender but My modeling skills and speed are very poor with blender. I just want to do this in SU where I know all my shortcuts and where modeling is very intuitive.

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:07 pm

Yeah, blender.
Don't forget to delete possible internal faces (non manifolds) and ctrl+N for normals. ;)

...yet!

What do you have in mind thomthom?
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby thomthom » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:11 pm

michaliszissiou wrote:
...yet!

What do you have in mind thomthom?


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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby pugz1983 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:44 pm

@ThomThom: This is THE tool that wil make product modeling in SU a whole lot easier and cleaner. Especially since nowadays everything in design is beveled, smoothed and aerodynamic.
Don't know if it will be a part of the plugin you are working on but the ideal tool in my opinion is a plugin that lets you weld geometry together and the plugin calculates the best option to weld the geometry together automatically adjusting the geometry where the two objects meet. But maybe this is Utopia in SU. Hope that the work on the plugin is coming along nicely and that we may welcome this plugin to the sketchucation family soon :D

PS: I'm hoping to finaly model this espresso cup tonight. Will post the result when ready. Then maybe I can finaly finish the scene it's supposed to be in.

Greetz Twan
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:22 pm

@ThomThom
This is a great work but what we need to model a cup of coffee is just box modeling. Meaning quads not tris. Just extruding, welding and subsurfing (catmull clark).
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby thomthom » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:58 pm

michaliszissiou wrote:@ThomThom
This is a great work but what we need to model a cup of coffee is just box modeling. Meaning quads not tris. Just extruding, welding and subsurfing (catmull clark).

Bezier Surface will let you create parametric Quad and Tri Surfaces.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby jeff hammond » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:08 pm

michaliszissiou wrote:
There's only one decent way to model such things and it's not supported in SU.


why not nurbs?


[edit]

here's another approach for keeping it in sketchup.. using the loft tool in curviloft.


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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby pbacot » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:50 am

Jeff,

Nice to see videos on curviloft, there'll probably never be enough for me.
Now, how to resolve the dent these intersections put into the surface?

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby brookefox » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:15 am

Yes, thanks, Jeff.

I think you should drop a copy of you vid over in the one or all of the curvi threads.

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby massimo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:40 am

Probably not exactly what you need, but still this is an interesting Kito Raupp's approach (especially the last example). All SU native tools.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby TIG » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:48 pm

Here's a similar way...
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby cotty » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:47 pm

...or with Artisan...

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby jeff hammond » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:48 pm

pbacot wrote:Jeff,

Now, how to resolve the dent these intersections put into the surface?

hey peter..

i really don't know what the actual cause is behind shading errors.. i do know that sketchup doesn't like a bunch of vertices defining the boundaries of a facet which is part of a curved surface (which is likely to occur when you intersect two curved surfaces)..

this .3ds import triangulates everything and the resulting sketchup model doesn't exhibit the shading error.

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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby michaliszissiou » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:29 pm

this .3ds import triangulates everything and the resulting sketchup model doesn't exhibit the shading error.

SU obj exporter as well. A render engine will do the same when rendering. Kerky and Thea have solved the smoothing normals problem (it's called "termination problem"), other physically correct apps like octane, Kray, Cycles etc have not. So, wait for ugly artifacts, under certain circumstances of lighting.
What about using subdivisions/real displacements on such meshes? For exactly the same reason, what about importing such topology in zbrush, MudBox, sculptris, blender? The only solution will come via retopology methods. Quite not practical.

Anyway, there're some decent ways to model such things, non of them is supported in SU (IMO, it never will). SU user interface is against these principles of box modeling.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby brookefox » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:56 pm

Well, that's still very helpful on curvi use. I finally figured out, since no one would tell me, that one must 'escape' from orbiting while in edit mode in order to preserve the session. 'Space' ends the session without saving.

This pic has nothing to do with that. Yes, for this case CurviLoft seems fast and well suited.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby jeff hammond » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:06 pm

brookefox wrote: Yes, for this case CurviLoft seems fast and well suited.

yeah.. i think it's the best way to do this if the final shape is what i'm imagining Twan is looking for.
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Re: Can this be done in SU?

Postby pbacot » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:46 pm

what's all the fuss? Of course SU can handle it!
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