Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Anton Berezin

SPHERE SHAPED PUZZLE

Recommended Posts

  • This theme discussed earlier. User 3dKiwi gave answer but now topic closed. Please, 3dkiwi, can you answer again?
  •  
    Trying to model a sphere out of puzzle pieces. What is the best way to go about creating the geometry. The sphere needs to be hollow but have thickness, like extruded splines and the individual pieces interlock. They will be animated from disassembled state back into place to reform the complete sphere.

    I know how to create this on a flat surface...what's the trick when doing a sphere? Do I need to combine pieces and use a deformer?

    Thanks very much for any offered info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please update your profile to show the version you are using - difficult to help precisely when we don't know what tools you have available.

 

This is considerably harder to make on a sphere than it is to do flat. How good are your poly / SDS modelling skills ?.

 

CBR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Anton,

Have you some some kind of shape of the pieces on your mind? Like "normal" puzzle pieces (Like in Lazaros´ s Magic Puzzle plugin) or some special piece shape?

Can you post some image or drawing?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Topic Author
  • C4D R19.024.

     

    I'm are  begginer in c4d (3/10 level, I think) but I have an experience with another soft. So if you explain I will try to understand.
    The picture that i want to create is attached.

    Also I attached the method that I tried: from  cube to sphere. But pieces does not fit (you can see on the pic)

     

    sphere-puzzle-stock-photo_csp28618246.jpg

    ___228.jpg.01557ae663eaf260df5f56748aa0369b.jpg

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Here is simplified example created in R21, but not sure if Extrude object has Delaunay caps type option...

    sphere_puzzle_example.thumb.png.8d50849035ad870859acdf092d8691a4.png

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Just now, bezo said:

    not sure if Extrude object has Delaunay caps type option...

     

    It doesn't in R19, and that may well rule out using splines for this.

     

    CBR

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Was used Lazaros´s Magic Puzzle for creating single one flat puzzle, with cloner cloned to cube sides and in result deformed by Spherify deformer. Thicknness added by Cloth Surface object...

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Regular grid option is just enough...

    sphere_puzzle_example_2.thumb.png.2660efa7c9810d1a863e7f236d174cf9.png

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Just now, bezo said:

    Regular grid option is just enough...

     

    Eurgh 🙂

     

    CBR

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    ...or could be "retopologized" one flat puzzle side to normal polygons...SDS...etc...

     

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    If we look at the reference, the primary difference between that and suggested versions so far is the distortion caused by spherize. In the ref it's really nicely even everywhere, and doesn't have any of the corner warping that is intrinsic to spherize methods. It's actually a surprisingly difficult problem to solve even if your poly modelling skills are pretty good !

     

    CBR

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Reply to this topic...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

    Sign in to follow this  

    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...