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FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

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FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

I am trying to fill a hole on a complex surface.  I use curves to chop it up and boundary blends to fill it in.  However the tangencies are not perfect and I can still see a small seam.  Any suggestions would help.

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Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

Well, that's just a starting point.  At least it fills in part of your hole.  After you trim away at this copy and re-merge the the original quilt, you get kinda close:

hole_filled.png

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Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

Did you try selecting the quilt, and doing a copy and paste with the "untrim" boundary option?

hole_to_be_filled.png

This thread discusses similar "reverse-engineering" effort:

Is there a way to fill the hole?

Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

I tried that and it doesn't give me the results I need. I lose the profile and I get overlap with the existing surfaces.

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Here is how is stitched it together

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Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

Well, that's just a starting point.  At least it fills in part of your hole.  After you trim away at this copy and re-merge the the original quilt, you get kinda close:

hole_filled.png

Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

This might be due to issues with the source model. I'm seeing some wonky intersections on the copy geom:

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Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

Yeah, after trimming out the center section, I was able to patch it pretty easily (pardon the quick and dirty modeling).

Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

I like this approach.  It's almost there.  I will try it on the full surface.  i will post my results.

Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

Cool, just keep in mind there are many ways of "skinning" the cat

Which makes me wonder - the quilt in your first post comes from an external copy geom reference - have you tried to obtain this original geometry?

Re: FILL A HOLE ON A COMPLEX SURFACE

here's my end surface. it looks pretty good.  thanks for all your help!!!