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I am wondering if an object like this can be unfolded. I need to make a pattern to cut this out of vinyl.

It is one of a handful of shapes i need to unfold.

Been at it for a bit now with no good results

Of course it had to be done yesterday.




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You need to Extract each of the surfaces -

Extract Tool>Tool Preferences>Non-Planar (=Nurbs Surfaces)


However from the left:


the first and third surfaces are developable and will successfully unfold.

the second and fourth have double curvature and will not unfold.


You could redraw the piece so be close to the original so that all four surfaces are developable.



Edited by bcd

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I have found that if I split (redraw)  the object into multiple pieces like you suggested it seems to work.

At least i hope it does ,the dimensions appear to be the same when unfolded and put back together?

Thanks bcd



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