Andrew Mac

CREATING FABRIC TENTS

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I am looking for advice on how to create draping fabric like tent structures(custom Tent Swags) for events.

 

I am pretty well versed in VW but have never done fabrics for interior tents- 

Any advice on how to create something similar would greatly be appreciated.

 

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Mac,

 

  Past the Soft goods tool I have gotten some good results with the loft tool

 

 

 

And subdivision tool

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps

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One option is to just use a texture.  Depending on what you need to show, a texture with an image-based bump shader is a really easy way to simulate an organic texture.  The bump shader allows the texture to respond to light accordingly.

 

The loft is a little like a multiple extrude, , but you connect 3D spline curves instead of planar profiles.

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Subdivisions take a little more time to model, but allow for very organic shapes.

 

Curtain_v2017_vwx.png.b67c3520e8fa25bb53043106643bed0a.png

 

-Josh

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Although it doesn't allow for much edibility, you can find a few curtains and swags in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

 

I've attached a VWX file of a few I've collected recently. Here's a screenshot:

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Curtains_AEB.vwx

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