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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
1851.1 
I seem not to get a clean sweep of the attached, even with a scaling rail. (A funny oval first)
Then, oddly I can not get a full boolean of the shapes. The small LH end gets left out?

Then, if I could get all that right, I want to get a small fillet on the corners if possible.

Am I doing something wrong?
Brian

EDITED: 31 Dec 2008 by BWTR

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 From:  Michael Gibson
1851.2 In reply to 1851.1 
Hi Brian,

For this case, I would recommend using Construct / Revolve instead of sweep - it's generally the tool to prefer when you want something that looks like the result of a lathe tool.

Select just one of those rail curves, then run Construct / Revolve, then pick the axis line down the center as the revolve axis and that should build the shape you want I think.

For fillets, I would recommend selecting the curve and running Fillet on the curve first before doing the Revolve, that way all your fillets will be in place already when you do the revolve.


For sweep, the funny oval result is due to the "Maintain height" option which makes the profiles stretch out in one direction along the rails. Uncheck that for the sweep to get uniform scaling which would give you the sweep result that you want here (but again Revolve is better).

A scaling rail is meant to be a smooth curve without any sharp corners in it, so that definitely won't work, and especially one that has a kind of "cliff" with respect to the regular rails is not good, see here for some more info on that: http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=1807.7

Over here I actually couldn't see the missing left-hand bit when doing a 2-rail sweep... Could you maybe show what you mean by that?

- Michael

EDITED: 7 Aug 2008 by MICHAEL GIBSON

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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
1851.3 In reply to 1851.2 
Thanks Michael.
You allways make solutions sound so easy.
The missing end bit was when I tried to booleen in my method so don't need to worry now.
Brian
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1851.4 In reply to 1851.3 
Hi Brian, no problem! Let me know if you have any problems using the revolve method, I can do a step-by-step if you need.

Sometimes it can be easy to get sort of focused on forcing just one particular tool to do everything... But for things with a circular aspect to them, think of Revolve for those.

- Michael
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
1851.5 In reply to 1851.4 
Just to prove that I do learn---SOMETIMES!

EDITED: 31 Dec 2008 by BWTR

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 From:  DannyT (DANTAS)
1851.6 In reply to 1851.5 
Looks cool Brian,
So those space environments from Carrara do come in handy. :)

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~Danny~
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1851.7 In reply to 1851.5 
Turned out great Brian!

- Michael
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 From:  WillBellJr
1851.8 
Way to go, Brian!

-Will
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
1851.9 In reply to 1851.8 
You should not encourage me!

Brian

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 From:  Michael Gibson
1851.10 In reply to 1851.9 
Hyperdrive engaged! :)

- Michael
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
1851.11 In reply to 1851.10 
It's my new desktop image!

WOW!

What fun!
Brian

EDITED: 31 Dec 2008 by BWTR

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