Three part Razor demo:
The Razor demo above will be a symmetrical handle, similar to a gun stock. You will want import sketch pictures, one in profile and one from the top. Then you can use splines to define the shape, and use the boundary surface to turn that into your shape.
Looking from a side profile, draw one open spline across the top of the grip, and another across the bottom. This should be on the "Right" plane in a 2D sketch. Then do the same thing from the top.
Now create planes every few inches along the length, and draw sketches on each plane with one spline. It will take 4 points for each closed spline, which you will then make coincident with each sketch drawn in profile. Then adjust the control handles until it looks the shape you want.
After that it is fiddling, when you get that far if you are still having troubles post the model here and you can get some more pointers.
thank you .....very interesting
im trying to model a Lamborghini
bringing in sketches top,side,back,front
hope it works
thanks for the help
I'm also working on modelling rifle stocks. I've attached a quick example.
However I'd be curious if anyone has some ideas for a different approach.
Hope this helps!
rifle stock.SLDPRT.zip 2.4 MB
tried to open the file and it wont open
says it was created with a future version?
so i guess you have ver 2011
can this be saved down to 2010
Sorry it's not backwards compatible (At least not yet!)
I'll see if I can find an older model or at least post some screen shots.
look forward to it
John - this is the basic layout of my model.
The Blue sketch is the Right view
The Green sketch is the Top view
The Pink sketches are located on a series of planes parallel to the Front view
I then create surfaces using these sketches and eventually knit it all together.
I am sure there are some methods of getting smoother surfaces but this is fairly quick.
To expand on methodologies from Matt's model. I would suggest boundary surfaces of the red and green sections. Then cap the ends with fills. The center section circled in purple will require a fair number of surfaces and guide curves to get it right. Matt Lombard's book details a similar situation in a bike frame where the tubes come together. I hope this helps.