Jump to content

Entry for June 2018's Guitar Of The Month contest is open!
ENTER HERE!

RobSm

any tips on archtop with cutaways?

Recommended Posts

Hi.

I'm modelling a cs356 (smaller 335 type) and am doing well up to a point.

The sticking point is  shaping the cutaways which are quite different to those of a Les Paul

I have an instructional vid, but the strategy is to model an un-cutaway guitar and trim the model with a cutaway shaped surface - that gives you a sort of Les Paul cutaway. On youtube vids I've found, no one goes near the cutaways.

So - any advice on where to go foe help insight and general info?

Thanks,

Rob.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried a 2 rail sweep or (depending on your CAD software) Network Surface?

I had trouble with this:

large_PRS1.jpg.2861169df62a0165ef713c18c

 

The solution was to build up curves and use both Sweep2Rail and NetworkSurface along with splitting surfaces ect.

You can see the mess I had to go through!

large_PRS2.jpg.e07646d911cf0d9ce17e4b0df

I've never been a fan of the model a cutaway without the cutaway, then cut it out thing... It's always steered me wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work.

I agree the Un cutaway method doesn't give the desired result and then you have to fix it...

I'm using Rhino basically. I have V Carve but have never tried doing complicated modelling because at this stage I'm still not experienced with the interface.

Did you use cross contour profiles like those that appear on plans?

If I understand correctly you stack up the contour shapes like  a pancake stACK and surface them pair by pair and split and trim.

Does it work arounds the cutaways?

Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×