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Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:10 pm

Hi,

today I want to show some basic techniques with "Curviloft. So far I have not explored all the parameter changes. I used mainly the Twistung function. For the basic shape I used the tool "Perpendicular Faces". Basically, almost all Faceprofiles are possible. The selection of the faces should always happen in a consecutive way. Otherwise it is difficult to unforeseeable results.

The possibilities are almost no limits set.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby dedmin » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:56 pm

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby d12dozr » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:52 pm

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby MALAISE » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:02 am

THanks Fredo and Charly for this amazing explanations. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Now, some special shapes can be made ( columns in Church..)
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:53 am

Very cool tut :thumb:
In this particular case
Seems that follow me and rotate by Wikii is more easy : no click to make ;)
(you can add a coef of size dimension)
But of course less versatile than curviloft :)
( one click image if scrollbar ;)
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:35 am

Hi Pilou,

yes, FAR is simple if only one surface profile has to be generated over the entire route. The advantage of curviloft is that one can influence the shape by different surface profiles and dimensions.
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:07 pm

Basic steps for a ring.
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:39 pm

That is a true gem of jeweller! :thumb:
And another very clear tut! :enlight:
It's always amazing that a simple face propagated to a curve(s) gives fantastic result!
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:29 pm

another ring rendering with indigo
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:37 pm

Using Grow by Tig for have graduate rotation size of curves,
Curviloft for join them by Fredo6
then FredoScale for bend them
then mirror & Rotatation/Copy
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:26 pm

Only an Idea.
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby troyhome » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:10 pm

charly2008,

How do you get your various shapes to be orientred perpendicular to your serpentine paths?
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:33 pm

Hi Troy,

i used perpendicular faces along a perpendicular edge and scaled each individual face.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby troyhome » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:04 am

Nice. Thank. this is a great plug in for doing gothic details!
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby Chris Fullmer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:22 am

charly2008 wrote:i used perpendicular faces


To clarify, Perpendicular faces is a plugin. Check it out here:

viewtopic.php?f=323&t=17396

It is useful for things like this.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:26 pm

Hi Curviloft Friends,

here some different ideas.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby Guy » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:02 am

Amazing stuff. I have a laughable question. Can you please tell me where I find the sub division options you have used at the start of your tutorial? I can`t seem to find it!

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi Guy,

the subdivision is done automatically By Curviloft. The bending of the objects is done by orthogonal junction by Bezier curves. See Image below.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:47 pm

Hi,

With simple geometric shapes can be created the most amazing ornaments. If, for example, useful for stucco.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:24 pm

Hi,

Robert111 was asking for a Tutorial for this crown Object shown in the image below. The original model i deleted some weeks ago.

Draw some curves. Place some faces with the perpendicular faces plugin. scale each face as you want.

Connect all Faces with Curviloft and make it group. Copy and flip the copy and put it together and group it again and copy the new goup. The new group may now scaled if you want more thickness for example.

Rotate or flip the group to the z-direction and place it at a circle. Than make Rotate copy, that's all.

I have also made the edge with perpendicular faces and Curviloft.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby robert111 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:43 pm

thanks charly , you are very generous
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:19 pm

It's a pity
we can use component for Curviloft :enlight:
but alas Edit component don't make tranformations on the result :o
Or I miss something ;)
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:06 pm

Hi Pilou,

I didn't understand your english sentences not correct.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:32 pm

Maybe it's more clear like this :)
(click image if scroll bar)
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby charly2008 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:22 pm

Pilou,

I understood it still not likely. The Curviloft object is a new group. The two components remain as components. The Curviloft object you can edit and change. Or you explode all objects and then you can change the result as you want.

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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby pilou » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:51 am

The Curviloft object is a new group. The two components remain as components.

That is the problem :)
Imagine : you have your gem
Just edit the component (face) and you will have an infinities of variation without pain ;)
But alas that is not possible :(

Here example with Component Stringer
I modify just the component and all is modified
green.jpg


and here with Curviloft
cant.jpg
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby czloser » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:51 am

so cool :berserk:
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby jbrfrk » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:57 pm

thank u so much charle
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby tfdesign » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:36 pm

This is a great thread, but is anyone else experiencing problems with pages loading, supposedly because of the sheer amount of image files having to load? I'm finding this thread pretty slow to view. :(
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Re: Curviloft (Beta) Plugin Tutorial

Postby robert111 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:36 pm

charly can you make tuot for this modeling with subdivide and smooth
thanks charly
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