cadmovie1604_10 – Subdivision Modeling – Part 10

Controlling Subdivision Surfaces

The basic concept of a subdivision surface is the cage. This cage controls the extent of your subdivision surface and it has all the controls to allow you to manipulate it. If your subdivision object is not selected it will not have the cage visible. As soon as you select the subdivision surface, you will see a bounding box. If you double-click on the subdivision surface, you will be able to see the cage.

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cadmovie1604_06 – Subdivision Modeling – Part 6

Face Extrude Mode

This mode is ideal for adding apart to your model by extruding a face. If you have used Push/ Pull tool, then you might be familiar with the concept of extruding a face. When using this concept with subdivision surfaces, the results can be slightly different, but the concept is still the same: the extruded face mode will extrude the face of the object perpendicular to the plane of it.

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cadmovie1604_03 – Subdivision Modeling – Part 3

Edit Subdivision Tool

You can access this tool by double-clicking on a subdivision surface or you can find this tool in the 3D modelling tool set.this tool is going to be your main way of interacting with a subdivision surface. It is a tool that you will be using to stretch, pull, push, squeeze, or in some way edit the subdivision  surface.

Although this is a single tool there are several modes which we will look at briefly.

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cadmovie1604_02 – Subdivision Modeling – Part 2

Choosing the Correct Primitive Shape

There are several primitive shapes that you can use to start your subdivision surface. Starting a project with the correct primitive shape will make it easier for you to model. For example, if you want to create something like the bean in Chicago (the image I have used on the cover of this manual), then starting off with a sphere would make it easier than starting off with a square.

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cadmovie1604_01 – Subdivision Modeling – Part 1

Controlling Subdivision Surfaces

The basic concept of a subdivision surface is the cage. This cage controls the extent of your subdivision surface and it has all the controls to allow you to manipulate it. If your subdivision object is not selected it will not have the cage visible. As soon as you select the subdivision surface, you will see a bounding box. If you double-click on the subdivision surface, you will be able to see the cage.

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Interactive Workshops April 2016 (1604) – Subdivision Modeling

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Subdivision modelling is a new area for Vectorworks. It was introduced it Vectorworks 2016 and it will allow Vectorworks to create extremely complex smooth curving shapes.

Subdivision services have been around for some time as a computer technology, but not implemented in computer programs very often. The subdivision surfacing techniques employed by Vectorworks have been developed by Pixar Inc. and Vectorworks are using their system.

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SST_1604 – Subdivision Modeling

Cover ImageSubdivision modelling is a new area for Vectorworks. It was introduced it Vectorworks 2016 and it will allow Vectorworks to create extremely complex smooth curving shapes.

Subdivision services have been around for some time as a computer technology, but not implemented in computer programs very often. The subdivision surfacing techniques employed by Vectorworks have been developed by Pixar Inc. and Vectorworks are using their system.

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3D Modelling Special Interest Group – February 2016

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Topics Covered:

  • Creating Soft 3D Clothes
  • Differences between OpenGL Rendering and Final Quality Rendering
    • OpenGL rendering options
    • using the render bitmap tool
  • Window Numbers on Elevations
    • 3-D text on cabinets
  • Creating a Strip Light
    • creating a glow texture for lighting
    • creating a line light

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Vectorworks Tip 397 – What are Subdivision Surfaces?

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Sometimes you will hear this technique called subdivision modelling, but what is subdivision modelling? As I started to research this topic I found that concept of subdivision surfaces been around for many years. This is a mathematical concept, but what we really need is an easy to use application of this concept in Vectorworks. Vectorworks 2016 introduced the concept of subdivision surfaces. In simple terms subdivision surfaces allows you to quickly create very complex curving shapes by pushing and pulling the controlling handles around.

We are covering this topic in April for my subscribers. Book Now!

Architect Special Interest Group December 2015 (pm)

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Topics covered:

  • roof accessories     0:00
  • framing member for roof flashing   0:48
  • creating new classes   1:37
  • extrude along path   3:10
  • align gutter to roof   4:42
  • editing roof style settings   6:19
  • editing gutter path   8:05
  • extrude along path for handrail   11:05
  • fitting fence to site model   20:51
  • export DXF options   31:09

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Vectorworks Tip 346 – 3D Modeling – How To Make an Object That Turns a Corner

 

Vectorworks-Tip-346This is not the only way to do this (cehck out tip 349 comming later) but it is one way. The challange is to get an object to turn the corner. If you extrude an object, split it, then mirror it, you can create teh object you want.