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Todd Drucker

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  1. Thank you @GRZEGORZ. This is really helpful to understand how the Vectorworks tools function. In my script, I was able to offset the curves, but didn't include the deleting and conversion to have control over what is being lofted. I am trying to modify the math so the series is exponentially growing, but the results are still a shape that grows uniformly. I looked for a general math forum, but couldn't find one. The last step is manual where I have successfully rebuild the nurbs curve because the truncated cone will join with another shape for the ceiling plane. I updated the file below if you can help me out.. COLUMN PRACTICE 3 TD.vwx
  2. Thank you @sbarrett for the feedback. First off, thank you for your videos on marionette. It was a helpful introduction. I think what Vectorworks really needs is a primer on transition from a rhino methodology to Vectorworks. I was able to create the column, but only by extruding tapped curves and combing to solid. This wouldn't work with Create Surface Array and it didn't work when I create a mesh. I attached the model again. I have never been able to successfully loft curves or sweep in Vectorworks. It is very frustrating that these commands are intuitive in Rhino, but bring lots of difficulty with Vectorworks. In Rhino, lofting creates a surface between a network of curves to create a 3d object In Rhino, sweep2d, would take a profile/section and sweep it across a rail, the vector. I'm positive there are ways to comprehend this in Vectorworks if someone can help out with the attached file. COLUMN PRACTICE 2.vwx
  3. Hello, I began using Marionette yesterday and I have a lot to learn. I have moderate experience in Grasshopper and am trying to best translate my knowledge to vectorworks. For my first exercise, I can trying to do 2 functions. First, is to create a truncated column. Second, is to divide that surface and map on an object onto that surface (similar to box morphing in grasshopper). I was able to create the truncated column by doing these 3 following commands: 1. moving polygon in Z direction 2. scaling object 3. duplicating object 4. repeat. I would appreciate understanding List better because I think these operations can have more control and truly be parametric with a different set up. My set up is very manual and I would apprecaite feedback. For the second part, I would like to divide the surface and map an object onto the surface. I was able to "fake it" in a plan view, but couldn't figure out how to make the surface from my curves. I would apprecaite any help. I will not quit. COLUMN PRACTICE.vwx

 

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