Shell expansion drawing by Rhino using squish plug-in

Discussion in 'Software' started by pavel915, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. pavel915
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    pavel915 Senior Member

    By squish plug-in we can expand one plate at a time. Is there any way to expand more than one surface together, to make a traditional shell expansion drawing?
     
  2. ACuttle
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    ACuttle Marine Design Engineer

    Do you mean to expand multiple plates as a single action or to expand two-surfaces linked together?

    I don't believe you can use this function on multiple surfaces at once. You'll have to expand each singularly then lay them out.

    Is this the plug-in you are using or do you have another?
    http://wiki.mcneel.com/labs/advancedflattening
    I've found it pretty useful as it can flatten complex curvature but sometimes it produces results that are clearly wrong, so I've had to use it quite carefully.
     
  3. micspoko
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    micspoko Senior Member

    To do a traditional shell expansion in rhino you have to do manual.
     
  4. pavel915
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    pavel915 Senior Member

    ACuttle i means expanding morethan one surface together, when i have splitted the hull surface according to my desired distribution of shell plates.
    And micspoko, yes I do agree with you... but I hope rhino will develop plug-in which will really help in our shell expansion.
     

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