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    First SketchUp Challenge of Fall '08

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    Ooops.....


    Teacher, can I have another piece of paper?






    Thanks for the lessons, Dave. I packed my Sketch-up for Dummy's book for the move, but I'll watch here.


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    This is not supposed to be accurate. I just wanted folks to see something. I was at the point of throwing in the towel on SU for good. Using a lot of Dave's pointers and help I have gotten to where I could whip this up in under 5 minutes. The drawing is nothing to brag on but Dave's skills and willingness to share them certainly are. Thanks yet again Dave.
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    Good work Glenn.

    It's not clear to me from the image but are they symmetrical left to right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Good work Glenn.

    It's not clear to me from the image but are they symmetrical left to right?
    No. Visually the example looked like the outer curve was more extreme so that is what I did in my "quickie". The two are opposites made by copying and then using the scale tool to create a -1 mirror image. If they are supposed to be symmetrical . . .

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    Just that quick. Sorry for the rough imaging. I'm on my girlfriend's PC; no PDF writer. Its a screen capture of a print preview so . . . . you know.
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    Here's my attempt...

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    It's the first time I've used the bezier plugin. I could' figure out how to 'push' it when it was in a bezier form. I had to convert it a polygon then explode curve. That allowed me to delete the sections that overlapped, then push it. Is there a quicker/easier way to do this?

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    I built a tall rectangle, applied curves to the face and pushed the unwanted areas out.
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    My bad.

    It looks like I should have included a second image. I've attached it below. The curves are symmetrical and the piece is curved front to back.

    Good job given the vagueness of the original.

    Gari, you shouldn't need to explode anything, at least I didn't when I drew it. I'm not certain what you were trying to push though that wouldn't go. I'll give a little more time before I describe how I did it.

    Greg, you can have as much paper as you want but only eraser.

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    Here's my quick drawing. I also drew a rectangle, made an arch and copied it to the other side, then erased the unwanted lines. Then I pulled it up, made a duplicate, rotated it and moved the newly copied piece over the original, intersected them and erased the unwanted lines in the center. Took about 3 minutes, one to think about it and two to make it happen. Ron
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    2nd Attempt

    Okay, I thought you just had a fish-eye lens on your rendering!

    Here's my second attempt. I created a bezier line for the front to back curve on the side plane, edited it on the front pane to curve in and out. Then, I created a small rectangle and followed the curve. Copied it, flipped it, and positioned to overlap. I couldnt' figure out how to intersect the shapes though...

    I'm looking forward to see you answer to creating this shape!

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