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    Brilliance needed! Thoughts for 6 sided blends (with a BONUS ROUND)??

    Hey gang! I come across these curved blended hexagons a lot and still don't like my trials with them.

    1. Sometimes I round them completely and sketch a path so they have the proper curved shape but lose the hexagon edges completely.
    2. Sometimes I do like shown here and do 2 hex blends but this leaves sharp edges instead of the curve.

    How would YOU prefer to go about pulling this off??

    BONUS ROUND: You might also notice in the original picture the front facing side is actually a little wider than the two around it. HOW IN THE WORLD?

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    #2
    1. Void Blend for the Base Hex Shape (sketched so the front face can be larger).
    2. Solid Sweep for the portions that are curved at the top, going around the top of the Void Blend.
    3. 3D pick path sweeps for the trim that happens on each *edge*
    4. Face extrusions or sweeps for the detail and glass on each side.

    Would take about 30 minutes to do...
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      The scale is totally wrong, but is this the idea?

      Family2.jpg

      Fun exercise !
      Last edited by Robin Deurloo; May 31, 2017, 05:15 PM.
      Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
      Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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        #4
        Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
        The scale is totally wrong, but is this the idea?



        Fun exercise !
        That is, indeed. Well played! Yeah, it's that smooth curved top that's killing me.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
          1. Void Blend for the Base Hex Shape (sketched so the front face can be larger).
          2. Solid Sweep for the portions that are curved at the top, going around the top of the Void Blend.
          3. 3D pick path sweeps for the trim that happens on each *edge*
          4. Face extrusions or sweeps for the detail and glass on each side.

          Would take about 30 minutes to do...
          Awesome. I understand how to do all those things except #1 to get the smoothed hex shape.

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            #6
            Here's the family I made.

            What I did for the curved top is create an extrusion in the right shape and use a void to cut it into a wedge shape. Load that family into a new family and array around a circle 6 times. If you need one or more of the sides to be a different shape, you can make 2 different wedges.
            Attached Files
            Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
            Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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              #7
              When you do number 2, just fillet the edged of the sketch so there are no sharp edges in the sketch.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
              @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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                #8
                Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
                Here's the family I made.

                What I did for the curved top is create an extrusion in the right shape and use a void to cut it into a wedge shape. Load that family into a new family and array around a circle 6 times. If you need one or more of the sides to be a different shape, you can make 2 different wedges.
                Oh, that's cool. So you didn't make it from the ground up as a whole, you basically made one side and arrayed it? That's clever.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  When you do number 2, just fillet the edged of the sketch so there are no sharp edges in the sketch.
                  This seems simple, yet I can't figure out how to make it happen. I made a practice couple of blends here. How would you soften these? I would think it would be in the elevation: front view but getting the workplane is a pain and I can't actually find the fillet tool at this point....
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                  Last edited by Aaron82; May 31, 2017, 07:35 PM.

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                    #10
                    As i mentioned in my first post, i would be using a solid sweep, and fillet its sketch (in plan) to make that portion. The VOID blend is so you have the canted edges, to make the frame.
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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