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Hollowing out hemisphere

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Hi, I'm building a scoop type lighting fixture and I'm trying to hollow out a hemisphere, any good tips to do this? I'd like to be able to give the inside and outside different textures.

 

Thanks

Max

 

 

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use two sweeps, one for the inside, one for the outside.  then you can texture both sides.  Just make sure there is no overlaping geometry.

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Or subtract a Sphere and use Thicken Tool Shell Solid,

selecting the flat Face to delete in options.

 

Maybe there are even more ways to create the geometry in VW.

Edited by zoomer

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Thanks gentlemen, I managed to do via converting to mesh then deleting the face. The sweep method does look really good and I'll take a look at the sphere subtraction too. 

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Once you've done the Shell command, you can go to Modify<Convert<Convert to NURBS, which will allow you to go inside the group and texture the inside differently than the outside.

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