Author Topic: Trying to add a symmetrical dimple patern to a shape everywhere  (Read 113 times)

jonnyquest

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As topic states, I'm trying to add a symmetrical dimple pattern.

The shape is a curved, tapered,  hollow Y. I basically want a golf ball pattern to be on the inside of this hollow Y.

I've figured out how to boolean the half spheres to the outside of the shape individually,  but creating this pattern on complete part has me stumped.

Thank you for your time!

jonnyquest

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Re: Trying to add a symmetrical dimple patern to a shape everywhere
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 07:35:58 PM »
I figured out a big issue, the mesh objects I'm importing from Rhino is drastically the wrong size. It's way too small

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Re: Trying to add a symmetrical dimple patern to a shape everywhere
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 04:57:01 AM »
Hmm, what exactly are you doing in Rhino and MM?

Did you construct the Y base object and the "dimple" objects in Rhino and you only want to subtract the pattern from the Y base in MM?
Or did you do only the base in Rhino .... or something else?

An image would help...

@ your scale issue:http://meshmixerforum.com/index.php?topic=4756.msg10027#msg10027
I'm just a user as you are. Being no Autodesk employee: I do not know where this road will lead to, nor do I claim to've all stuff got right.

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Re: Trying to add a symmetrical dimple patern to a shape everywhere
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 04:46:24 PM »
4 and 5 axis cnc cylinder head porting. I'll post a pic later tonight.

Thank you very much for your time

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Re: Trying to add a symmetrical dimple patern to a shape everywhere
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »
https://youtu.be/iKbmrQIQOr0

This isn't my video, but it shows what I'm looking to accomplish.  Beginning of video on computer screen shows the drawing briefly (which looks just like mine. Just raw port. All I need for toolpaths.) it doesn't show the dimple pattern on drawing. End of video shows final results