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Nurbs Surface Thickness
show user profile  illinois429
I need to make a curved roof for an architectural project. I used nurbs curves and the u-loft command to make the nurbs surface (image below). How can I add thickness to the surface? Is there a way to extrude a nurbs surface or to make a copy of the surface and cap the space between?

Also, the ovular extrusion needs to be cut when it protrudes from the top of the roof i.e. it only needs to be shown below the roof. How can this be done?

Thanks so much.

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11/23/2011 7:11:25 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 7:11:25 PM)
show user profile  beezy
you can always convert to poly, fix any holes, then add shell modifier.

Not sure if that helps because it's hard to see your problem in this image, is the cylinder, the house?



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11/23/2011 7:40:55 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 7:40:55 PM)
show user profile  illinois429
The building is a concert hall, the ovular thing is the concert hall/auditorium itself. The walls of the auditorium obviously are not meant to extend above the roof. They need to be cut by the contour of the roof.

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11/23/2011 8:43:29 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 8:43:29 PM)
show user profile  illinois429
BTW, the shell modifier worked perfectly in creating roof thickness. Had never heard of it before. Thank you for that.
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11/23/2011 8:44:54 PM (last edit: 11/23/2011 8:44:54 PM)
show user profile  beezy
you need to boolean or model the curves into the cylinder. You could boolean as you have it, then convert to poly, delete the top portion (which you should be able to select as element).


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11/24/2011 3:50:43 AM (last edit: 11/24/2011 3:51:06 AM)
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