Use Rhino's planar surface tools to create separate sections.
- [Instructor] Before we begin building the sections for the model, there are some things that I missed that I kind of want to get past us. What I want to do is finish off these sections here. I'm going to go to the line from midpoint and just roughly find the location of where it needs to break, so left-click around the breaks of the colors and pull up and hold the shift key. Then, go ahead left-click. We can select this curve here and you cold use the Gumball.
You can just move it to the left and to make a copy, just tap the Alt button until you see that little plus sign. Perfect. All right, then when you're done, select these two curves, run the split tool, select the handle curves and when you hit enter, you can just deselect these two curves on the inside and hit delete. Okay, so to start creating these sections, we need to break off these curves so we can save them as their own copies.
The first thing we need to do is select the main handle curve and we're going to split it. We'll split it with everything else in our scene using a left-to-right bounding box. You don't want to include the blade curve just yet. Let's go ahead and select the first part of this section here and we'll go to this icon here and pull up the menu. You have this command called surface from planer and what this will do is it will take any closed group of curves, whether they are joined or not, and turn them into a surface.
What I need to do first is create a new layer and we'll call these temp srf for temp surfaces. We'll make a new layer. We'll make it a red color so at least you can see it. While these two are selected, you can go ahead and select the surface from planer curves. Then you can see that it created a red color already. If I switch over to a different view, you can see that it's red.
It looks weird because it's right on top of the reference image so let me go ahead and move the image down. Unlock your ref surface, go to Gumball and use the blue arrow and pull it down. There you go, you can see that it's nice and red. Switching back to the top view, I'll go ahead and continue drawing out the sections. I'm going to shift-select the four curves here. Make sure you're selecting curves only and again, use the same command.
We'll do the same thing here. We're going to make sure you follow the path of this section. I'm going to select this around, make sure the break doesn't go past here, and you want to get this curve on the inside and when you hit surface from planer, it should only follow that section, leaving this open. We'll do the same thing. We'll select this part on the inside along with that oval.
There you go. You can see that it's a separated section. We'll go now to this part of the arc here. We know that we want to separate it from this line so while it's selected, type in split. We'll select these two curves as the cutter. Same thing with this. Make sure it's separated. Use the selection menu to find what you need. Shift-select the final curve, surface from planer, and again we'll do the same thing for the bottom.
Use the left-to-right bounding box. Make sure it's selected. Let's see if we can finish off the end. Again, try a left-to-right bounding box. That looks right to me. Go ahead and hit the command. Looks good and then the final thing to do is just close up the end here with the blade. We'll select this curve. I want to split it with the handle or blade tip curves.
We can just select that curve and these guys as well and go ahead and do surface from planer. Okay, we have the surfaces established. I'm going to leave the inside oval here open because this is an open gap so you don't have to fill it in with any material or color. All right, with that being said, we're going to now select all the curves so just type in SelCrv. That lets us select all the curves.
We can now delete them. Now we need to reestablish new curves that represent the segments of the color. Go ahead and select all the surfaces in your scene, of course, not the image itself, and we're going to go into our Project curves icon and maximize it and what I want to do is go into the fourth icon here, which is Duplicate border. Again, make sure you have curves checked, not the temp srf layer checked.
Again, while it's selected, go ahead and click on Duplicate border and what it will do is it will give you separate sections of curves for each detail that represents different colors, all right? I'm going to go ahead now and select only the surfaces, SelSrf, and now only surfaces are selected. Let's go ahead and delete them. We can now hide the reference image. All right, that wraps it up for creating the sections for our screwdriver in Rhino.
We will now follow up with creating the bubbles and text.
- Building and cutting out a silhouette in Photoshop
- Drawing curves to match art in Rhino
- Refining model details
- Filling in color
- Finalizing the presentation