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BENEFITS OF TAPERED EXTRUDE

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You all are probably well aware of this, but the 'Tapered Extrude' tool can facilitate some cool stuff, that can't easily be achieved by other methodologies for say...creating a label for a wine bottle,  in seconds. Very flexible, as well, if you would need to quickly adjust the arc chord or sweep. I simply created an an arc by 3 points in a top plan view, referencing the diameter of the wine bottle, then did a tapered extrude with no angle,  and voila !

Just a little 'FYI' for those who may be interested.  :-)

Note the rendering....

 

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It's true, I've never paid that much attention to the tapered extrude, and fiddling with it just now makes me thing I should remember it's there for various use cases.

 

However, for the wine label, what advantage does it have over a regular extrude?

 

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2 hours ago, line-weight said:

However, for the wine label, what advantage does it have over a regular extrude?

 

Extruding an arc gives you a pie, which you then need to shell to get rid of the sides.

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4 hours ago, Kevin K said:

You all are probably well aware of this, but the 'Tapered Extrude' tool can facilitate some cool stuff, that can't easily be achieved by other methodologies for say...creating a label for a wine bottle,  in seconds. Very flexible, as well, if you would need to quickly adjust the arc chord or sweep. I simply created an an arc by 3 points in a top plan view, referencing the diameter of the wine bottle, then did a tapered extrude with no angle,  and voila !

Just a little 'FYI' for those who may be interested.  🙂

Note the rendering....

 

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Is that a 3D salad?

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2 hours ago, Stephan Moenninghoff said:

Extruding an arc gives you a pie, which you then need to shell to get rid of the sides.

A tapered extrude gives me a pie as well.

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If you make an arc....give it a none fill, then use tapered extrude, you will get a nice clean object, which you can then apply a texture to, etc.  if you leave the arc as a solid, then it is 'pie time'. :-)

Try the arc with a none fill, then tapered extrude it.....

 

line-weight, you had previously asked why not a regular extrude....well, as you now realize, if you extrude an arc using just the basic extrude function, you get the pie shaped object...

 

...and yes, Stephan, a 3d Greek salad to be precise. :-)

if you click on that attached image it should open it up with better resolution, then drag it off to your desktop so you can open it and zoom in a bit to see more detail.

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6 minutes ago, Kevin K said:

line-weight, you had previously asked why not a regular extrude....well, as you now realize, if you extrude an arc using just the basic extrude function, you get the pie shaped object...

 

Yes I see now. Useful to know.

 

One of those VW inconsistencies for no apparent reason.

 

 

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Heck no.....wayyyy too much work making all those objects in the salad...:-)

I buy quite a few items from the Turbosquid site....then import them in OBJ format.....that seems to be the best import format to use to keep all the original materials and textures intact.

I use Cinema 4d to get the best render results, but Renderworks can do a decent job for most instances...

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The rendering I attached was done in VW using Custom RW with interior 16 bounces....You really need to use 16 bounces to get the best results, in my experience.

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The pie-shaped fill of an arc (both in 2D and the pie-shaped 3D extrude it creates) has NEVER made sense to me and always causes me issues & annoyance.

 

 

 

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Andy....indeed....that was the reason I posted my comment about the 'tapered extrude'.....it does stuff that you can't easily achieve with other methods to extrude things.

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Anyway.....it's not like I expect you guys to make a bunch of wine labels......  :-)

it was more about extrusion options, in general. 

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Thanks for that link.  I will definitely check it out.  I do a lot of rendering, so I am always on the hunt for sites that offer good 3D items.

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BTW the object arrays are all done via Marionette. Each green box has a Marionette of just a single symbol which is scaled, rotated and displaced with controlled random values. It's the next best thing to a real gravity and collision control function which Vectorworks does not have. 

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Hello,

In my Renderworks classes (remember when people could sit next to each other in a room?) one exercise I get them to do is precisely that of using Decals to create a label for a wine bottle.

Not meaning to hijack this interesting thread but thought I'd mention it. Anyone got any good examples of Decals?

 

Cheers,

Peter

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3 hours ago, Stephan Moenninghoff said:

BTW the object arrays are all done via Marionette. Each green box has a Marionette of just a single symbol which is scaled, rotated and displaced with controlled random values. It's the next best thing to a real gravity and collision control function which Vectorworks does not have. 

 

I think I can spot a few radishes and tomatoes which have intersected with their crates....

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