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 From:  Michael Gibson
3645.12 In reply to 3645.11 
Hi Burr,

> I was wondering if the "multi edge Blend" may work
> here when we get that tool.

Yeah often that is called an "N-sided patch" that fits a surface through some potentially irregular boundary edges while maintaining tangency to existing surfaces there. That kind of tool would help to fill in the areas where several blends are coming together.


You would still use the regular Blend command to build most of the connections, but the N-sided patch where the various blends collide with one another.


The Blend command handling multiple edges is slightly different - it's still a 2-sided thing but it means making it possible to have a chain of various different edges for each side of the blend rather than just 1 single edge on each side.

- Michael
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 From:  BurrMan
3645.13 In reply to 3645.12 
SO here is a blend attempt.Between each revolve is a blend that works well, but your left with that middle hole. Is this a part we cant do without "N-Patch" or is there a way to fill this. I was thinking even of putting in a tiny little surface in the top center and using blend on the four edges again, then just having the little tiny thing at top be a bit rough (Or even fill it with a new revolve tent, like a vent top).

Anyway, seemd close except for this last part which it seems like you were talking about already.

EDITED: 19 Jun 2012 by BURRMAN

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 From:  Michael Gibson
3645.14 In reply to 3645.13 
Hi Burr, yeah it is that center part that is the problem. Just a regular Blend is not quite good enough for that area, because Blend makes a smooth connection between 2 different sides, but in that area you want a smooth connection between 4 sides, not just 2.

You can fill the hole with something like Network or Sweep, but it will have a crease there instead of it being a smooth fill.

If you can make the hole to be a pretty small size then the crease may become difficult to see though.

But yes, filling in holes like that with a smooth surface is what an N-Sided patch tool would be used for, there is not really another tool that does the exact same job.

- Michael
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 From:  BurrMan
3645.15 In reply to 3645.14 
Got it! Thanks.
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