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Booleans: Wing to Fuselage joints
Posted by Gerard van der Harst on Wednesday, 20 November 2002, at 12:17 p.m., in response to Re: The cool thing about FSDS and Gmax..., posted by C J Reed on Wednesday, 20 November 2002, at 11:23 a.m.
Speaking of booleans, they work well for wing-fuselage bulge sections, especially when you chamfer the edges at the seam:
Posted by Gerard van der Harst on Wednesday, 20 November 2002, at 1:27 p.m., in response to Boolean vs Connect, posted by Felix/FFDS on Wednesday, 20 November 2002, at 12:28 p.m.
You're welcome. Tip: make sure that the operands have intersecting edges at the future joint. In this case I used a slice modifier to add edges to the fuselage section before the b-operation.
If you're building a Spitfire or DC-3 or something chamfering won't work for the trailing half of the fairing of course. Where the fillet "grows" exponentially you can extrude/scale the fillet edges.
> This is a question I'd raised earlier (last week).
> The connect compound object basically fills in between open faces
> "facing" each other of two objects. I was thinking that
> this would be a way to create those wing to fuselage fillers, but
> I see that a boolean/chamfered edge makes for a "cleaner"
> joint. thanks!
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