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'Filling In' a Conceptual Mass 'Mesh'

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    'Filling In' a Conceptual Mass 'Mesh'


    New at conceptual massing (and to the forums), and was wondering if there was a way to 'fill in' a wavy wall?

    Current process:
    1. New conceptual mass
    2. Create the 'mesh'
    3. Set pattern to rectangular
    4. New family (generic model pattern based)
    5. Create panel w/ thickness
    6. Apply to mesh

    This gets me the wavy wall, but makes a void space behind it.

    Attached image shows what I'm trying to do.
    I was hoping to find out how to fill in the space behind the 'mesh' so that it's solid.

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    Welcome to RFO,
    can you elaborate on the "filling" part regarding construction?
    If you apply a panel to the wavy face, you get of course not "thinckess"behind it besides the panel's thickness.


      If I understand your question correctly you can approach this in 2 ways:

      1. Make a Panel with a variabele thickness, have the points in front hosted on your wavy surface, have additional points in the back hosted on the flat surface (make a 2nd " mesh")

      2. Treat the Solid as a loft from the side, so make multiple profiles running top to bottom with a closed "loop" being the back face. Lofting these should result in a solid. Then TAB select the front face to start dividing that and applying your panel.

      I think Zach Kron has a good example of the first workflow using wooden wavy structures:
      buildz: Constraining Slats to 2 Surfaces


        That's an interesting question. I wonder if you have solved your issue yet. Let me know if I can help you.
        If you want, send me the file to have a look at it.



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