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 From: karter 5 Jun 2008  (4 of 12)
 1652.4 In reply to 1652.2 Hello Michael, Just curious........I imagine its a big task but when do you think we might see matching for geometry in MoI? Rgds, --Paul

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 5 Jun 2008  (5 of 12)
 1652.5 In reply to 1652.3 why not see the user documentation? ;) http://moi3d.com/1.0/docs/moi_command_reference7.htm#network you must have some curves in differents plan

 From: Michael Gibson 5 Jun 2008  (6 of 12)
 1652.6 In reply to 1652.3 Hi Hbasm - well a rectangle is a closed curve, made up of 4 segments. If you want to have a network with closed curves in it, you would need to have it more arranged like this: where each closed curve is a kind of cross-section of the surface that you want. To make a flat kind of "literal" grid like you are describing, don't use rectangles, use long single lines, I have attached an example here network_grid.3dm . Note how it forms some square areas, but those squares are the intersections between longer lines that define the full network, don't make a literal small square at a time. If you did want to make a single square network, that is possible from a square by using Edit/Separate to break it into 4 individual line curves, then those 4 lines could work as input to Network. Does that make sense? If not, please post a .3dm model file with some of your attempts and I will give you some more specific screenshots and advice on that exactly. - Michael Attachments:

 From: Michael Gibson 5 Jun 2008  (7 of 12)
 1652.7 In reply to 1652.4 Hi Paul, > Just curious........I imagine its a big task but when do you think > we might see matching for geometry in MoI? I'm not really sure of an exact schedule... I'd like to get it for v2 but there are some pretty major areas like object organization that I want to handle first. - Michael

 From: Michael Gibson 5 Jun 2008  (8 of 12)
 1652.8 In reply to 1652.6 Hi Hbasm - another way I might describe it is that each curve in the Network should be like one longitude or latitude line. When you have a little square curve, it is like a portion of a longitude/latitude line instead of a full line - you need to make curves that are like full long/lat lines instead. The little square region will be formed by the intersection of the full lines, not something you actually explicitly draw as a little region itself. - Michael

 From: Hbasm 5 Jun 2008  (9 of 12)
 1652.9 In reply to 1652.8 Thanks Michael, now I understand it, and now the Network tool works for me! :-) Yes, I did read the documentation before posting as suggested by Frency Pilou. I also searched the MoI forums and tried to google an easy explanation on "Coons Patch" but I just didn't get it, until now... Sorry. The Network tool seems fairly powerful actually. It gives me some more freedom to sculpt but can I add control points (including new corners) after the surface has been created? Regards, Hbasm