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Hi All, I am curious as to the most realistic looking way to draw fabric, lets say a sheet thrown over an end table. I recently had to draw an 8' diameter table top with a table throw over it. It looked alright, but not realistic enough for me. Thanks.

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Use the Drape Surface menu in the Model > 3D Powerpack section.

This is used for things like tablecloths, but also for tight product packaging (like the bubble pack around a 3-pack of pens, or matchbox cars..)

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I tried the drape surface, but got a square in the end result, not a round. I do not know much about the drape surface command.

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The drape surface does create a rectangular shape.

I am pretty sure you can use stitch and trim with another shape to get a circular drape shape.

It's best to play around with some of the 3D powerpack tools to see how they all work. Each menu has a good description in the User's Guide and online help.

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The Loft Surface tool will do this pretty quickly. Create a NURBS curve for the curly bottom edge & a NURBS circle for the top. Raise the circle to the height of the table, use the Loft Surface tool to connect them. If you choose "Create Solid", the top & bottom will be filled.

George

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The loft surface tool is how I did it, I was just curious If there was a technique out there that made fabric easy to create, such as drapes, shirts, etc. Thanks All

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