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Hi All,

 

I have an Illustrator design that I have copied along a line to make 3 copies. I have extruded it and deformed it along a circle to get the final layout in the general area of the surface I want to project on to.

 

The target geometry is a vase with a surface pattern. I want the design to follow the contours of the vase.

 

I have tried the RaySOP but it loses my extrusion when I apply transform points.

 

Here is the look without Transform Points:

post-12295-0-11842400-1453135811_thumb.j

 

Here is the look with Transform Points:

post-12295-0-69636200-1453135844_thumb.j

 

Is there any way to project an extruded object on to another object and not have it go flat?

I still want to maintain the extrusion height even though the design is conforming to a surface?

ap_design_over_surface_1a.hipnc

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Why not conform the flat design to the surface first, and then extrude it?

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Thanks Yader I guess I could try it that way.

 

It does work but I had to add a SubDivision SOP for the target surface and use OpenSubDiv Loop Algorithm to create enough point distribution to cover the smaller thin parts of the design I am conforming. The next step is to make this water tight for 3D printing.

 

What nodes do I add to prepare for .STL output?

 

Is that step just convert to VDB and back?

ap_design_over_surface_1b.hipnc

post-12295-0-23440400-1453142756_thumb.j

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or you could project a nurbs quad on your vase and use a creep SOP to place the design on top of it. ;)

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