Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:26 am

Here's one I did for someone who was trying to use shapebender on a real mess of nested components, shapebender would bend it but it took it several hours and made a huge and unwieldy file. This only uses a few components and they are all still linked.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:48 am

Never thought or tried that a curve can be out the Edit Group for a following! :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby cotty » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:18 pm

great! :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:28 pm

pilou wrote:Never thought or tried that a curve can be out the Edit Group for a following! :thumb:
:ecstatic: ;) :lol: :lol: same to me Pilou !!
Again and again I am so amazed how many years it takes for me to discover all these "Eastereggs" :)
Thank you Box for this impressive example!
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:06 pm

But these things are not impressive, it's just the way the software works.
If I posted the weird stuff...
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:00 am

Something a little festive.

One of many ways to do this.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby ntxdave » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:16 am

Another excellent and timely example. Thanks Box and hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:33 am

Thanks Dave and you too.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:14 pm

Haven't posted for a bit, so here is a quick method for a truncated octahedron.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby cotty » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:04 pm

:thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm

Simple and tricky! :fro:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:36 am

Just a little reminder of how to use edges to help you control bezier curves.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:21 am

The joy of Fredo!

Simple draw handle.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:19 am

Here's a reminder that solid tools doesn't just mean one solid lump interacting with another solid lump. A 'Solid' can be made up of many individual pieces, as long as they follow the basic rules of a solid, and they aren't nested within the group. For example, two cubes of raw geometry not touching, grouped will be seen as a Solid.

So in this case I actually drew the diamond grid that I wanted but only kept and extruded the 'Holes'. Then Subtract from the curved solid and you've got your diamond pattern ready to bend.

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:31 am

:o which is genius - once again :D
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:47 am

Not practical for input water for the flowers! ;)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:17 am

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:53 pm

Fredo Plugins are indispensable and so powerful! :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:50 am

Here's a quick multipoint star to help you with your festive decorations.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby baz » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:26 am

Oh bloody hell. I know what I will be trying to do this Xmas...
Merry Whatsit Box to you and family,(including here).
Cheers. Baz
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:38 am

Cheers Baz, and Merry Whatsit to you too.

Just remember to start with a cube centered on the origin.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:54 am

One method for joining cylinders with a smooth transition, using Fredo's Curviloft.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:48 pm

Many don't think of the 'arc' tool when they need to do an off axis follow me.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:18 pm

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:11 am

Prima again! :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:23 pm

A simple shape made with the help of Fredo.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby laterstarter » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:55 pm

I keep coming back to your posts Box. Sheer magic.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pbacot » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:00 pm

I could have thought of much harder ways to do that!
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:29 pm

Thankyou gentlemen, I suspect though that many people find them boring.

However, here is a quickie to show the difference between Throw to and Smart Drop.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:01 pm

not in the least boring !!!! - but yes, this one is super cool :ecstatic: :thumb:
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