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Wave/Ondulated wall. Which tools?

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I need to do a "waved" wall for a garden (45cm height and 45cm width. The wave goes right and left and ALSO up and down at specific points. The shape is almost a 4 leaf clover.


With the wall tool it is easy to do the Right and Left waves, but when I do Up and Down the waves are not round and have Edges.


I attach a screenshot of an attempt with NURBS. Very messy. Im out of ideas about how to do this wall round and clean.


Thank you in advance!!


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In plan, can the outline shape be divided up into arc segments? I would calculate the lengths, draw each segment flat in elevation with the undulating top, extrude the shapes and bend each one using the bend mode of the deform tool.


I did a quick test and it looks like it would work. There may be a little experimenting needed as there's some stretch/shrink happening along the length with the bend.




Undulating Wall.vwx

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Oh! Wow! That looks so clean and brilliantly done! O.o


Yes. They can be divided and actually I can even do only half of the area and then mirror it to the other side, since its simetrical. The height measures are very specific and because of that I can divide them into sections.


Did you used any specific tool for the undulated 2D line? Or is not important? With the Deform Tool I believe it will work perfectly!!


I will work on this and let you know the result. Thank you so much!!! :D

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Nice! You could also use the project tool from the 3D section. Create a 2D polyline using a double line closed. create a shaped polyline and extrude it to give the shape for the project to stop at. Slide one over the top of the other and project.



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