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Re: Fuselage Thickness: The Perfect Way

Posted by Gerard van der Harst on Monday, 11 November 2002, at 2:56 p.m., in response to Fuselage Thickness: GMax vs. FSDS x.x, posted by Michael DeLong on Monday, 11 November 2002, at 10:53 a.m.

There's no need to screw around with tubes people, and the "clone & downscale" method sucks because you have to indeed "plug the holes". Besides, downscaling will not give you constant thickness... and a host of other problems.

Here's (I dare say) THE way:

- Build the fuselage.

- Convert to editable mesh, clone the fuselage, select all polygons and extrude them inwards (negative value) along their normals (tick 'Local').

- Select all polygons and hit 'Flip'

- Attach the new "inner hull" to the fuselage, select all vertices, set weld threshold to 0.001m and hit 'Weld Selected'.

That's it; constant thickness and no holes to plug!

Gerard


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