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By Ignacio
#97393
I need to model these funky precast panels and use them in ArchiCAD. I am told they are not hard to model in Sketchup, but that they will get all messed up when bringing them into ArchiCAD.

So would the C4D add-on be the only way?
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By Peter Devlin
#97394
Hello Ignacio,
Could you model one of these precast panels with the mesh tool
and save it as a library part, and rotate it to the vertical ?
Just a thought.
Peter Devlin
By Ignacio
#97396
Yup, that is what I am doing while I try to come up with a better plan. But I suspect it will not look very good with the mesh.
Peter Devlin wrote:Hello Ignacio,
Could you model one of these precast panels with the mesh tool
and save it as a library part, and rotate it to the vertical ?
Just a thought.
Peter Devlin
By Peter Devlin
#97397
Hello Ignacio,
Why don't you think it will look very good as a mesh ?
Is it because you think it has to have ridges ?
Meshes and MASS commands don't have to have ridges.
Thanks,
Peter Devlin
By Ignacio
#97398
Peter Devlin wrote:Why don't you think it will look very good as a mesh ?
The geometry of the thing is freaking impossible, I just spent 1.5 h on it. Either I spend two days ArchiCAD-drafting the descriptive geometry exercise with a bunch of auxiliary planes on the sort-of-paraboloid-like faces and then trace the resulting contour lines with the mesh, or I dumb it down and it will look clumsy.
By Ignacio
#97401
Peter Devlin wrote:Hmm... I did not know it was so complicated.
Sorry for the suggestion.
Thanks for the suggestion! I would not have tried so hard had it not been for the suggestion, at least not at the start. Now I know that if I go the way of the mesh I should aim for some approximate resemblance only.