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Free transform a shape

Postby clea » Sat May 23, 2020 4:22 am

I'm trying to create a fire pit shape for a landscape plan. I cant get the retaining walls edges to slope down.. I know it must be simple.. can someone please show me how to do it?
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pbacot » Sat May 23, 2020 5:29 am

Curvishear, push pull up, erase extra, then curviloft to skin the top. I adjusted the top faces a little to smooth the profile at the peak. To adjust just a few edges and faces downward, you have to draw edges to break the curves that curvishear created so the edges move independantly of the curve.
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pbacot » Sat May 23, 2020 5:47 am

To my mind the best shape would gradually round over to the other side and I am not sure how to do this simply. I suppose it is some exponential function whereas curvishear is a straight slope. But Dave's has a cool Gothic feel about it.
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby TBoy » Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 am

Or FredoScale-Box Tapering.

Front rectangles will be deformed and have to be corrected to keep the right angle
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pilou » Sat May 23, 2020 8:11 am

As I can't reload your file i have no dimension :)
(Save as V6 for a more large audience ;)
First forms are trivial then
I will use True Bend By Thomthom who bends a single group / Component

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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pbacot » Sat May 23, 2020 9:25 am

I like that one Frenchy. I couldn't open the file either. No matter.
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pilou » Sat May 23, 2020 10:05 am

Heights are good...general bottom is a flat face but...
There is just a little default! :ugeek:

The facett ABCD is not a "plane" ! A quasi plane ! (like Curvy Shear, Shape Blender, Flowify)

So depend of what do you want exactly...image or build construction drawings!

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So maybe use Upright Extruder :) Edit: In fact not better! :)
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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby shawb » Sat May 23, 2020 11:59 am

pbacot wrote:To my mind the best shape would gradually round over to the other side and I am not sure how to do this simply.


Following on from pbacot's post and pilou's suggestion to use an upright extruder. This method will give a uniform curve to the top edge.

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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pilou » Sat May 23, 2020 6:25 pm

If you don't have a version with Boolean you can use the French free"Bouffe tout" by BLB ;)
(free register needing)
Volume(s) must be a unic volume Solide Component
Surface(s) must be a unic group (not a group of groups)

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Re: Free transform a shape

Postby pilou » Sun May 24, 2020 1:10 pm

Else you have this cool one "Coupe" by BLB Bois! Was Free but now inside this a complet pack for wood makers! (39€ /year for 36 marvelous wood's plugins for Pro wood makers :fro: works also for Make version ;)
Click on the image for see the animation
Volume must be a Component Solide

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