Does anyone have any idea how to model this?
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I didn't look at either of the examples that were posted already but in case mine is different you could take a look at my attached example.
If the table and leg spacing is square, you could try and model just one leg, then add a circular pattern. It will take a lot of planes and sketches, but should be fairly easy using the loft feature. Attached is just a sample part, one of the most important part in lofting is using the same amount of points in your sketches. if the number of points differ then you will have an edge seam showing...
Thank you John.
That's an interesting approach. Take a look at this alternative method using surfaces. Help: 3 way loft
It is also a good way to do it, I don't understand why ask the question again if you already have a good solution ??
As long as you can control the sketches to get what you want, it looks like an interesting item to design..
Have a good day
This is a good method!
Funny, but before I found the SW model I modeled it in Pro/E, but I made the tips rounded with a toroidial round so that it would only touch the glass or floor on 3 points......plus it just looked cool. It turns out the modeling technique is very similar, with very few exceptions. I'm actually impressed with SW's ability to do this. What SW calls a "loft" is a "boundary blend" in Pro/E. I made a step of the SW file I found here and did a surface analysis on it in Pro/E and it was very good, extremely close to what Pro/E did, with only what appeared to be very slight inconsistencies in certain areas (near the edge rounds). Pro/E allows a bit more control of the boundary blend, important in Industrial Design, such as specifying edge tangency and curvature continuous conditions, and a few other advanced tweaks, but overall, i was impressed. I was able to make the Pro/E model in one less feature (or a couple if I'd wanted to do it a little differently, but the way I did it I thought might give a smother result), but it was close. Here's the Pro/E file:
Do you have any more pictures of this table?
Found more. It's the Arc table by Molteni:
Arc Tables Molteni & C
More images on Google here:
Nice find! I tell ya, I'd LOVE to just be able to design cool-shaped furniture for a living!.
...I just had to try this... kind of fun!
Here's my slightly different version using style splines for control of the look in the center area.
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