I ran into trouble with Studio Surface --- no frustrating warning message, but low quality surface.
I attempted to add some internal control curves, but failed to get a quality surface. The root cause seems to be the 3-segment edge with a straight line segment.
Hope to have your help. Thanks!
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You would help yourself by making the shorter curve string in 3 pieces, matching the opposite end. You can use the existing edges of the Studio Surface to split the shorter curve into those 3 pieces.
Once again, you seem to be trying to force a large surface through guides that are ~18 inches and ~3 feet long. You need to add more sections and build the surfaces in smaller pieces.
This one will be difficult because you're going from flat to curved in the middle and from inside to outside radii on the shorter, inside area.
Hi @TimF Thanks for your comments!
To be honest I rely on sketcher heavily. I always try to constrain every pole of the splines in sketch and then feel comfortable. Sometimes I use Bridge Curve, but I never use Studio Spline outside sketcher. To handle all kinds of curves, inside the sketcher I feel everything under control, and outside the sketcher I feel almost lost. I'm not sure whether this is typical for newbies. But I am absolutely sure that your adivce is based on your long experience. I would keep it in my mind to improve my practice.
As to the surfacing case, I would try to improve the guides as you suggested. And the control curve was no extracted from a so-so surface, but created carefully with two ends extracted from an isoparametric curve to make sure both ends matching in % parameter.
I just read your comments again and again and tried to improve the model. The result is much better. I begin to understand each of your points is critical for final success:
1. For a large surface through long guides, "You need to add more sections and build the surfaces in smaller pieces." --- Patch by patch!
2. "You need to edit that curve to affect the resulting surface." --- Fine-tuning the control curves!
Hi @TimF Thanks for your suggestions on further improvement! And also for the trick of changing the resolution of the Reflection Analysis. Since long I have been wondering why my reflection pictures are so ugly and those uploaded by others in this forum are clean and beautiful. Thank you!