Easier method?

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Easier method?

Postby matsuo_lano » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:59 pm

I was wondering if there's an easier way to achieve what you see displayed on attached image. After drawing the desired shape I divide and extrude it, followed by drawing a construction line on the desired distance.
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Re: Easier method?

Postby pilou » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 pm

As you have a pro version you can make Boolean Diff of Box Copy Move * N

If you have or not the pro Version you can use Bool tools 2 20 $ Better result than the native Solid tools! ;)

Else you can use free Visuhole by Fredo ;)
CLICK image for animation! :ugeek:

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Of course that works on any slope :)

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Re: Easier method?

Postby Dave R » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:17 pm

I guess if I was making that model I would have created the shape with notches before making it 3D.

It would be easily enough to draw the basic shape, use Offset to define the where the bottom of the notches is and then use a linear array with the Move tool to define the width and location of the notches. No need for any extensions with this thing. No need for guidelines, either.

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Re: Easier method?

Postby matsuo_lano » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:34 am

I now realize that I've uploaded the wrong image, my bad! The notches are suppose to go all the way around, thus creating a set of treads.
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Re: Easier method?

Postby pilou » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:35 am

So it's propagate a "U" + "_" component along any curves then PushPull! :ugeek:
So use Components stringer by Chris Fulmer or Path Copy by Rick Wilson but both fail on the orientations of Arc Circles! :(
or a Gear tool ...

or this work around :)
- An egg surface
- Native Offset
- Tig Split Tool (Saucage one segment + a surface)
- Select Only faces ( Selection Toys by Thomthom - Tig Invert selection - erase
-Joint PushPull by Fredo
The more long is select one on two little faces for erase them (10 seconds) :)
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Re: Easier method?

Postby Dave R » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm

matsuo_lano wrote:The notches are suppose to go all the way around, thus creating a set of treads.


You can still do the same basic thing I showed. You can do it with the native tools and you don't need all those extensions Pilou shows.
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Re: Easier method?

Postby matsuo_lano » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:56 pm

Dave R wrote:
matsuo_lano wrote:The notches are suppose to go all the way around, thus creating a set of treads.


You can still do the same basic thing I showed. You can do it with the native tools and you don't need all those extensions Pilou shows.


I'll try the easier method, cheers!
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