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Phil hunt
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Username: Philhuntdesign

Post Number: 4
Registered: 05-2012
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

can anyone help me i am trying to model a tipi please see picture its the one at the rear

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Phil hunt
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Username: Philhuntdesign

Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2012
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 - 01:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

can anyone give me any help i am trying to model the tip shown in the picture
tipi
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support@formZ.com
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Username: Tech

Post Number: 16904
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Phil,

This is very easy to do with formZ 7. Just draw two 3 point segments representing the two extremes of the tipi cross section, rotate copies of this about the axis, and generate a NURBS Loft:

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application/zip3
Tipi.zip (408.0 k)


If you don't yet have the formZ 7 Beta version, you can sign up for it here:

http://www.formz.com/products/formz/formz7beta.html

Does this help?
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support@formZ.com
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Username: Tech

Post Number: 16906
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Phil,

Oops, sorry, I was going a little fast there and didn't notice that I doubled up two of the control lines on the back side of the object. It might actually create a cleaner shape if you generate only one "segment" of the tipi, rotate multi-copy this around, and then stitch the result together:

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application/zip2
Tipi2.zip (186.6 k)