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RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-14

Using a small drill bit... Support holes are now there, remains the entrance hole.
Big problem: the flat and formed files are now a soup of tri/quads, and I have no idea how to sort both files in the same order to generate a LPC template. LPC template which is usable only if precision issue is fixed anyway...

If LPC is fixed, the best bet is probably to make a template from undrilled files, and drill again the patterned version. If it is not, then the best solution is probably to make pattern from side projections (4 sides) and repair pattern at junctions with LDPE. Drawback of the last method, no flat version is generated as a by-product.

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RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Magnus Forsberg - 2016-11-14

Looks very good indeed, but I wonder, is it possible to have the top outer "corner" follow the cone shape better?
I think it would be great if the profile of the tepee was always cone shaped.

I've found lots of good pictures ot the tepee in Rober-to's Brickshelf western gallery. Sets 6746, 6766.
His Brickshelf is a real goldmine. Lots of scanned stickers and photots of old sets.

btw.
What's the correct spelling of "tepee" in Australian English?


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-14

(2016-11-14, 17:50)Magnus Forsberg Wrote: Looks very good indeed, but I wonder, is it possible to have the top outer "corner" follow the cone shape better?
I think it would be great if the profile of the tepee was always cone shaped.
Possible of course, but I think it would be less natural. A canvas tend to be flat...


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-14

(2016-11-14, 16:16)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: If it is not, then the best solution is probably to make pattern from side projections (4 sides) and repair pattern at junctions with LDPE.
Actually maybe the best solution is probably to use a single (apart for overlap) projection from top, using this kind of photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xl7yo05ayzp7yr/Tepee2.jpg?dl=0


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Willy Tschager - 2016-11-14

(2016-11-14, 18:48)Philippe Hurbain Wrote:
(2016-11-14, 17:50)Magnus Forsberg Wrote: Looks very good indeed, but I wonder, is it possible to have the top outer "corner" follow the cone shape better?
I think it would be great if the profile of the tepee was always cone shaped.
Possible of course, but I think it would be less natural. A canvas tend to be flat...

+1


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Willy Tschager - 2016-11-14

(2016-11-14, 16:16)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Using a small drill bit... Support holes are now there, remains the entrance hole.
The entrance hole has a diameter of 3,5 cm
It should be a flat cylinder (not formed) which hangs perpendicular
At the top it is attached for 1,3 cm
The distance from the bottom (of the flat laying cloth) is 1,4 cm

w.


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Willy Tschager - 2016-11-14

(2016-11-14, 16:16)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Big problem: the flat and formed files are now a soup of tri/quads, and I have no idea how to sort both files in the same order to generate a LPC template. LPC template which is usable only if precision issue is fixed anyway...
Agree, but being a total ignorant I still do not understand how to use the template (better it's outcome) on the projection? For the faced I do I use SlizerPro but this is a total different story.

w.


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-15

Quote:Agree, but being a total ignorant I still do not understand how to use the template (better it's outcome) on the projection?
You just have to place the template.txt file in LDPC template folder (%appdata%\Nils Schmidt\LDPatternCreator\template, then use it as you would do to make a torso or a slope brick pattern.
Quote:For the faced I do I use SlizerPro but this is a total different story.
As I am not sure that template will be usable here, this method will probably the one to use!


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-15

(2016-11-14, 19:30)Willy Tschager Wrote:
(2016-11-14, 16:16)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Using a small drill bit... Support holes are now there, remains the entrance hole.
The entrance hole has a diameter of  3,5 cm
It should be a flat cylinder (not formed) which hangs perpendicular
At the top it is attached for 1,3 cm
The distance from the bottom (of the flat laying cloth) is 1,4 cm

w.
Thanks! comes in just in time Wink


RE: Wrapping tepee cover - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-11-15

Hole of the day...
I think it looks better with the slightly curved door.