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deform layer to conform to underlying surface

chaffra

Hello,

Is it possible to create a layer that conforms to the topology of a surface below it? For example, the top layer in the attached picture has the same thickness all across but conforms to the surface beneath. Any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks,

Chaffra


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Re: deform layer to conform to underlying surface

doug.moen
The operation you want is called "shell" and it can be implemented using minkowski sum.


This will "create a layer that conforms ..." but it won't "deform" an existing shape to match the surface topology of another shape.

On Friday, 1 September 2017, Chaffra Affouda <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello,

Is it possible to create a layer that conforms to the topology of a surface below it? For example, the top layer in the attached picture has the same thickness all across but conforms to the surface beneath. Any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks,

Chaffra


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Re: deform layer to conform to underlying surface

chaffra
That works. Thanks Doug!

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 12:46 doug moen <[hidden email]> wrote:
The operation you want is called "shell" and it can be implemented using minkowski sum.


This will "create a layer that conforms ..." but it won't "deform" an existing shape to match the surface topology of another shape.


On Friday, 1 September 2017, Chaffra Affouda <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello,

Is it possible to create a layer that conforms to the topology of a surface below it? For example, the top layer in the attached picture has the same thickness all across but conforms to the surface beneath. Any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks,

Chaffra

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