How to create a tensile tight surface

 From:  Michael Gibson
3645.6 In reply to 3645.1 
Some other techniques you could also try -

See this previous post for making something with dimples in it, you may be able to adapt that for what you need:

You could also try surface control point manipulation:

Also that kind of tensile surface is also called a "minimal surface", you may be able to find some specialized tools that are focused on producing that kind of thing.

Here's a couple:

Another possibility would be an animation program that has a physics simulator in it, for example Maya has a cloth module where you can make a mesh sheet behave like cloth and actually drop it on top of some poles.

- Michael