I am trying to replicate the work that this individual published in their thesis:
Specifically, the work on pages 11-16 of the thesis (pages 23-28 of the PDF). I have got everything up to the Filled Surface step. This step is supposed to patch up the five sided section that cannot be lofted. I cannot get it to create a mesh. I have played with the various contact/curvature/tangency combinations of those edges to no avail. I made a generic model to get the steps down before I started working on the anatomical sections I need to apply this to. This is what I have:
The following views are of the other side of this branch, where I tried to loft the five sided section closed with a four sided loft with one edge free and a second four sided loft:
However, this produces a seam at the saddle edge and at the straight lined edge that borders the two lofted surfaces. I have attached the file that I am working with. I am trying to generate a surface for this section in the same fashion as this tutorial:
The goal is to produce a surface that connects the 5 faces with propagated tangency and/or curvature from those edges to minimize any seams in this region. Thank you.