I am working on a project to 3D print a headlight bezel for an old Corvette.
I have the main part designed in OpenSCAD (see attached picture), but I need
to figure out how to measure/design/integrate the part shown in the yellow
circle on the picture. Any suggestions?
> Something beginning like this?
I used your suggestion and got close (see attached picture).
What I really need is a function that allows the input of randomly spaced 3D
points and produces a 3D mesh surface. Is there such a function?
OpenSCAD is not very good in rounding freely composed forms. For 2D shapes
you can use offset(), but there is (currently) no counterpart for 3D
objects, besides minkowsky() which is very slow.
In your case you could give the surface() command a try. It expects a PNG
(grayscale value = height between 0 and 100) or a matrix of Z-heights. Both
representations can easily be meshed into a "mountain" if you can do without