Continuous surface

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (1 of 17)
 What functions use for have a sort of array curve smooth surface sinusA * by sinusB in one pass ? All like Array curves, Network, Sweep etc... seems failed ? here just discontinuous surfaces (on 2*8 waves) for show how must be the continuous surface (8*8 waves:) EDITED: 11 Dec 2008 by PILOU Attachments:

 From: Grendel 11 Dec 2008  (2 of 17)
 Like this? Attachments:

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (3 of 17)
 2237.3 In reply to 2237.2 Yes exactly! How do you made that? All my try were very slow so I stop the process! I remake your example with a sweep in a second! But mine take I don't know how many time! OK That works! I was not enough patient! (and I have put the twist = Flat ! Seems don't work with the twist = free form ! EDITED: 11 Dec 2008 by PILOU Attachments:

 From: Nick (BODINI) 11 Dec 2008  (4 of 17)
 2237.4 In reply to 2237.3 "Calculating"... Zzzz....

 From: Brian (BWTR) 11 Dec 2008  (5 of 17)
 2237.5 In reply to 2237.4 Is this simple approach not what is needed? Brian EDITED: 31 Dec 2008 by BWTR

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (6 of 17)
 2237.6 In reply to 2237.5 Thx for the effort Brian Seems there are some sort of curves who don't arrive normaly to work with the Sweep Michael will say to us why ;) --- Pilou Is beautiful that please without concept! My Gallery

 From: Michael Gibson 11 Dec 2008  (7 of 17)
 2237.7 In reply to 2237.6 Hi Pilou - sweep rotates the profile as it travels along the curve, I don't think that's what you want for this case. I think the one that Grendel showed was using Extrude with the Set Path option instead. That sort of more drags the profile along the path without rotating it to be perpendicular to the path, it probably does what you need here. - Michael

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (8 of 17)
 2237.8 In reply to 2237.7 With this particular curves Extrude with Set Path takes less smooth surfaces than Sweep with flat ! Attachments:

 From: Michael Gibson 11 Dec 2008  (9 of 17)
 2237.9 In reply to 2237.8 Hi Pilou - in your case each piece of your "sine wave" like curve is a full 180 degree arc. That's a lot more exaggerated of a bulge than a normal sine wave curve. If you make the bulge of each of your pieces less extreme you will likely get a less bulgy result... With that large amount of bulging, it would produce a very complex sweep as it tries to rotate the starting shape along each of those exaggerated bulges... That's why some kind of non-rotating method is needed. You can kind of see what you are asking it to do if you do Transform/Array/Curve on it to make some copies along the curve that are rotated, you'll see a result like this: You can kind of get an idea there of how your profile curve will swing around as it is rotated along the path, then it tries to produce a surface through that... - Michael Attachments:

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (10 of 17)
 2237.10 In reply to 2237.9 Swinging indeed like smoke simulation! :)

 From: Nick (BODINI) 11 Dec 2008  (11 of 17)
 2237.11 In reply to 2237.10 i was just playing with this for fun. you can truly sweep 1 segment and then array it. edit: i think i might have done that with 'flat' sweep anyway. d'oh. :) EDITED: 11 Dec 2008 by BODINI Attachments:

 From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) 11 Dec 2008  (12 of 17)
 2237.12 In reply to 2237.11 Yes it's the trick as show above ;) --- Pilou Is beautiful that please without concept! My Gallery

 From: BurrMan 11 Dec 2008  (13 of 17)
 2237.13 In reply to 2237.12 Works pretty good with the extrude-path. Here is sin wave "amp=4 length=20 cycle=10 points=5" EDITED: 19 Jun 2012 by BURRMAN