Rounded cube modelling

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modula
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Rounded cube modelling

Postby modula » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:05 am

Hi,
I'm new to modelling so please bear with me! I need to create a model of a traditional sardine tin; a cubic shape with rounded corners. Is there an easy way to round the corners on a cube please?
Thanks
Sam

CoDEmanX
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Postby CoDEmanX » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:25 pm

You can probably do this in blender somehow, but for me it's easier to create the shape externally (InkScape):

http://www.pasteall.org/blend/17520
I'm sitting, waiting, wishing, building Blender in superstition...

modula
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Postby modula » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Thank you so much, that's brilliant! Huge help; thank you

dom107
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Postby dom107 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Hello,

2 methods :
1) Edit mode
Select all edges
Add modifier bevel
Select proper width = w

Set object to Smooth
For a less crude effect :
Add a second modifier bevel with width = w/2

2) Add modifier subdivision surface
Edit mode
Then use Loop Cut and slide several times moving the loop line down towards a face, leaving some space between the loop line and a face for the rounded effect (I saw this on a video).

modula
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Postby modula » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:59 pm

CoDEmanX - I have converted the curves in the file you gave me in to a mesh so that I can build it up to include lips at the top and bottom, but it creates a really complex top face - I need this to join in to one single face, but cannot get it to do this; any ideas please?

modula
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Postby modula » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:04 pm

Actually ignore me; I revisited the original file that you sent me and it's not a problem; I'd done something weird to it! Ta

apm-designs
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Postby apm-designs » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 pm

I have previously entered a link that is no longer in use.

Here you can find information on how to create a cube with rounded corners as a starting point.

Hope this helps

http://www.apm-designs.com/blender-tuto ... ed-corners


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