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Table of Contents

1. Introduction


Download and Install RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 (32-bit) and Rhino 5/6/7(64-bit)

Loading RhinoResurf into Rhino 4.0 (32-bit) and 5/6/7(64-bit)

License Agreement

2. Command Reference


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3. Tutorials



Tutorial 1 - Convert a mesh to a surface

Tutorial 2 - Convert a surface from a sub-mesh

Tutorial 3 - Drape a surface over a point cloud

Tutorial 4 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with quad face

Tutorial 5 - Use Fix button to smooth the wavy surface in _RsMesh2Surfs

Tutorial 6 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with trimmed surface

Tutorial 7 - Automatic surfaces (solid) generation from mesh

Tutorial 8 - Single surface from curves

Tutorial 9 - Point cloud to mesh

Tutorial 10 - 6 Steps to create a solid from mesh by using RhinoResurf

Tutorial 11 - Fit mesh to NURBS surface by specifying shape type. ( Command: _RsMesh2Surf in RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 or 5)

Tutorial 12 -morph the geometry from original mesh data to compensated mesh data by using command _RsSurfacemap

Tutorial 13 -Point cloud to trimmed surfaceorph the geometry from original mesh data to compensated mesh data by using command _RsSurfacemap

Tutorial 14 -Create multiple surfaces by using command 'CreateQuadMesh' and '_RsMesh2SurfsByPolygon' in Rhino 6 (SR10 or greater)

Tutorial 15 -Fill hole with surface on G1 continuity with neighbor patches

Tutorial 16 -Unfold 3D mesh into 2D mesh

Tutorial 17 - Method for quickly converting cylindrical topology mesh surface into smooth NURBS surface

4. FAQs


FAQ 1 - Why RhinoResurf register dialog does not display in my Rhino



Tutorial 2 - Convert a surface from a sub-mesh


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In this tutorial we will convert a surface from a sub-mesh of the selected mesh model. For this tutorial you also can refer the video


Step 1 : Start Rhino.

Step 2: Select Import… from the File menu. The import file dialog box is displayed. Browse for the file pipe.stl (typically located in C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 6\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\ Samples\) and click Open from the Open dialog box .

Step 3: Zoom to the extents of the drawing ( View->Zoom->Extents ). You will find the mesh from pipe.stl imported into the current model. Select View->Shaded or Type ShadedViewport in the Rhino command prompt to shade the mesh model. Select Polyline->On Mesh from the Curve menu to draw a closed line on the mesh. This closed line defined a interior sub-mesh in the mesh model. We will convert the defined sub-mesh to a surface.

Step 4: Click Single surface from mesh from the Resurf menu or type RsMesh2Surf at the Rhino command prompt or click icon at RhinoResurf toolbar.

Step 5: The Rhino command prompt ‘Select a mesh to create a nurbs surface' is displayed. Click left-mouse button to select the displayed mesh, then click right-mouse button after you selected the mesh. The dialog box Single surface from mesh is displayed.

 Step 6: Click the from submesh check box in the Single surface from mesh dialog box. The Create button is enabled. At the same time, the Trim check box will be disable.

Step 7: Click the Create button, the Rhino command prompt Select curves to define closed boundary line is displayed. Click left-mouse button to select this closed line, and click right-mouse button, the program will run. After a while, a surface will appear. The prompt Surface updated.max deviation=0.497849. average deviation=0.146745 tell you the tolerance between the surface and the defined sub-mesh.


Step 8: If the deviation between the surface and the defined sub-mesh is not desired, select the Max Tol choice box and choose a smaller value (such as 0.3), then click the Apply button, the surface will be updated under the constraint of the smaller deviation.

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