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Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

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Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

Below are some pictures of a rough freestyle model. The question can also pertain to any high-curvature/spline model.

How can we split the model to create top/bottom parts where the split follows the side curvature tangency?

Side profile:

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Top Profile:

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Thanks!

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Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

Hi Joseph,

if you have access to a seat of the mold package you can create a silhouette curve. if not there was a conversation a few clicks back on how to use a surface copy and the trim tool to get the silhouette edge, which works great, do a "silhouette curve" search here.

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Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

Hi Joseph,

if you have access to a seat of the mold package you can create a silhouette curve. if not there was a conversation a few clicks back on how to use a surface copy and the trim tool to get the silhouette edge, which works great, do a "silhouette curve" search here.

Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

silhouette trim worked... thanks!

Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

Now that I got the closed loop, all tangent curve, is there an easy way to create a surface through it without using multiple boundary blends?

Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

Hi Joseph, not sure what you are trying to accomplish

you could use the extend tool and extend the edges to planes

or you could use the edges and extrude as a surface

Re: Splitting a Freestyle/Curvature model across its tangency

See below pics. Now that the quilt is trimmed, I would like the bottom portion to be thickened with the parting line surface flat so it can mate with the other half. Thicken doesn't make it flat, even using the controlled option in the Y direction. I could cut it using a sweep after the thicken, but I was hoping for something a little more elegant.

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