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structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby simon le bon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:33 pm

How to make a structural curvy roof by chang



As I think this purpose can be for a general interest, I open a special thread into this Tutorial Section to explain my way to achieve this. :enlight:









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Native FollowMe tool is overpassed with this kind of 3D curve job. It makes the shape rotating along the path.
Some other solutions exists.
I have tried: wikii_FollowMe and keep But in our case, the result does not suit..
We can also use Kirill _ 2 Faces + Path following this kind of method: Copy Array Along Path tool...have a look.
but this exercise is hard for it too.
The last solution to make our shape follow our curves resides in Extrude along a path from 1001bit tools.
This one also need to be tamed. For example it absolutely doesn't like to initiate on a vertical line..
(29$ seems to be a reasonable price..)(traduction française par notre frenchy Pilou ;) )
1001bit.com - Architectural Tools for Sketchup










Once this new ExtrudeAlongPath along these prolonged curves is done, we put the shapes in coincidence two by two for IntersectWithModel and cleaning unwanted. Then the three curves and center references are put together to produce a clean basic roof element component.




clf_Shape Bender




The dome previously drawn with FollowMe tool is painted in glass material and put in place easily with the centered construction point..


My first serie with Kerkythea :ecstatic:





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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby dale » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:44 pm

Simon, you are truly mad... (in a great way) :thumb:
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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby EscapeArtist » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:49 pm

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby simon le bon » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:09 am

;) Dale, You are right: I am :sketchstatic: completely mad...

Some additional KT pictures in Gallery
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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby dale » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:15 am

I thought you might enjoy this Simon..[
Thin shell structural cast concrete.
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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby pilou » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:18 am

Cool result :enlight:
I see that some plugs are used :)
Thx for the remark ;)
(d'ailleurs à la prochaine version il faudrait que je raccourcisse les bulles d'aide qui dépassent :roll:
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Re: structural curvy roof answer

Postby troyhome » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:51 am

a very useful tut! thanks muchly
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:39 pm

Thanks Simon, yes definately a madman in the nicest sense. I have added [TUTORIAL] to the topic heading for better search results. Must get Csaba to post it in the Daily CatchUp.

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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby EarthMover » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:15 pm

Nice tutorial Simon! I love the way you think!
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby Ruturaj » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:38 pm

:berserk: :sketchstatic:

Great Job. :thumb:
This tutorial is very helpful for my sketchup modeling

GooD thanKs .................. :enlight:
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby simon le bon » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:11 pm

Hi guys I'm confused by such friendly feedbacks.. :oops:

I would like make some addons to this thread..

I) an alternate Spider Web design


II) the possibility to use the same technique for an ovale shape:

Whaat_SubdivideAndSmooth
(re: Central box squarred for a circular result after S&S action)




(we have to say that the number of elements increases so quickly that the poor monocore SketchUp engine goes to the touch dawn in a snap :( )


III)Here is a chinese Sketchup model of the National Stadium of Pekin National Stadium_v0.skp which is dealing with that sort of questions and is very interesting to dismount...


(taken from:
archINFORM)

I have worked on it for a friend who was asking me quotations, cause he was to install a "Spider Cam" on it for a manifestation...



some pictures in PicasaWebAlbum

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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby charly2008 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:31 pm

Hi Simon,

this is a really good tutorial. I see that I still have to learn a lot.

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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby pilou » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:36 am

It's curious: at any moment you have used Line2Tubes by Didier Bur? ;)
Tubes here
line2tub.jpg


If you take precision = 4 you have square section so rectangular boxes in length ! ;)
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby simon le bon » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:35 pm

Pilou wrote:It's curious: at any moment you have used Line2Tubes by Didier Bur? ;)


Hi Pilou,
Good to see else tries than mine :thumb: (We often find you kindly at the "rendez-vous" :) )

You are right and not.
Line2Tubes from Didier or PipeAlongPath from TIG can be used in any case for a low poly previsu and in some cases when we want centered variations of polygones (triangle; squares; polygones; circles) . You are right I have forgotten to use them.
But I think the more often we are going to want a special shape with a special center in order to answer to two aspects: mechanical (the roof must sustain the overall weight) and esthetical too.

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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby Carrozza » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:48 pm

Thanks for the GREAT tutorial!
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby chang11234 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:28 pm

Thank u very much for the tutorial.
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby brookefox » Sat May 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Yes, thanks for the tutorial (and a nice implicit how-to on making them effective, graphically and 'instructionally') and more importantly a fine example of how to model, how to think, analytically, reductively, as seems necessary to get at the essential geometry of the model object.
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby simon le bon » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:32 pm

Hi Carrozza, Chang and Brooke,

Sorry for delay!
I'm honored by your comments

Dear Brooke, you give me one of the kindest comments I ever get ;)
Do we have to recognize in it an implicit underneath message addressed to the community: a wish for a kind of tutorials ?

IMO "tutorials section" is a bit to much deserted by the best SketchUP users which have to learn us the more. Take a look to it, new entries are not so frequent. A good tutorial emulate a desire to play, to learn and to progress.. and to play and fight together to find the better ways :enlight:

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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby brookefox » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:31 pm

simon le bon wrote:IMO "tutorials section" is a bit to much deserted by the best SketchUP users which have to learn us the more. Take a look to it, new entries are not so frequent. A good tutorial emulate a desire to play, to learn and to progress.. and to play and fight together to find the better ways :enlight:
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My expertise being a fantasy, my participatory history here being brief and my selfish gluttony being what it is, I have to agree that I want more, and of superior quality! Your spirit and love for this stuff wraps you well and we are pleased, and enjoy, and benefit.

Not to let the syrup clog the gears, but I learned as well from your little ray gun explication.

Cheers.
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby joypsj » Tue May 31, 2011 8:57 pm

Thank you so much!! It was a great tutorial and inspiration!
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Re: structural curvy roof answer [TUTORIAL]

Postby nomeradona » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:00 pm

wow very inspiring tutorial. one of a kind.
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