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how do I "fill" a road surface containing only the sides?
show user profile  Amish_bob
This is driving me mad.. I have this:
http://imgur.com/h7igWGY

It's a closed spline, now I want to fill it so it looks like the grey areas in this;
http://imgur.com/bRrmkOO

But I don't know how, or what software to use. It doesn't matter what format it is, as long as I can convert it back to a dwg or similar. It's not going to be edited, just show existing road..

hope someone can help
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4/9/2014 10:53:21 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 10:53:21 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Was just going to say, "surface modifier ffs," then I saw your pic. Sure, surface modifier will work, you just have to connect it all up to be made of 4-sided splines (using refine-connect) but that's a lotta work.

Try adding an "extrude" modifier, then add a "cap holes" modifier (check that it works nicely, else you'll have to cap each hole manually). Then create a plane and use proboolean to subtract the extruded shape from it.
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4/9/2014 11:11:57 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 11:11:57 AM)
show user profile  Amish_bob
Ok. shapemerge on a plane, then fixing it, and conforming that to a terrain.. (because the spline was not flat)
That should work.

But first I will see if Rhino has some magical way of doing it..

Shapemerging in rhino, and then trimming away the unwanted surface.. Rhino is great
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4/9/2014 11:31:45 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 12:07:36 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
You're welcome. :l
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4/9/2014 11:38:13 AM (last edit: 4/9/2014 11:38:13 AM)
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