Faceted Domes in Rhino

Discussion in 'Software' started by benwhite89, May 23, 2008.

  1. benwhite89
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    benwhite89 New Member

    Hi, I'm currently trying to make a Geodesic Hemisphere in Rhino 4 :s which is proving quite difficult, i'm thinking it should be possible to somehow project the triangular faces onto a sphere but am not having much success at the moment!

    Does anyone have any ideas how to do it or tips?

    This kind of thing:

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    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. bhnautika
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    bhnautika Senior Member

    Benwhite89 the way I have done it is to make the first segments then use them to build the dome in 3d. Once you have made the necessary parts I copy, move, rotate them into position then use array to sweep them around the model.
     

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    benwhite89 New Member

    Thanks bhnautica but how do you know the angles that each segment should be positioned at? Presumably you need to use formulae to calculate them?
     

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    Benwhite89 it not so much angles but lengths. Check out this site http://desertdomes.com/index.html it has a calculator for different size domes.There are some angles in the "conduit dome tips"
     
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