Honeycomb… need help!

Honeycomb... need help!

Hi everyone.
I am working on our assignment and got stuck in the middle. Ben was right, modelling with hexagons would NOT be a piece of cake!
Maybe someone can help me out. This is up to where I’ve got now. I’ll briefly describe what steps I’ve taken.

-Modelled the ring surface
-With lunchbox added a hexagon surface parameter, and defined with number slides the size and amount of hexagons.
-Exploded it
-Offset, and changed distance to -d so the offset went inside the hexagons and not outside.
The offset right now destroys (I don’t know how to express this, but corners do not meet when I offset the hexagons. This is something about the plane right?).

Well… hopefully someone of you has an idea. Thanks!

Honeycomb... need help!

Hi everyone.
I am working on our assignment and got stuck in the middle. Ben was right, modelling with hexagons would NOT be a piece of cake!
Maybe someone can help me out. This is up to where I’ve got now. I’ll briefly describe what steps I’ve taken.

-Modelled the ring surface
-With lunchbox added a hexagon surface parameter, and defined with number slides the size and amount of hexagons.
-Exploded it
-Offset, and changed distance to -d so the offset went inside the hexagons and not outside.
The offset right now destroys (I don’t know how to express this, but corners do not meet when I offset the hexagons. This is something about the plane right?).

Well… hopefully someone of you has an idea. Thanks!

One thought on “Honeycomb… need help!”

  1. Leticia, I have a couple of suggestions. 1) Try using weaverbird’s mesh dual component to generate the hex cells – it will give you polylines instead of lines. 2) Try offsetting the curves on the driving surface – looks like you aren’t specifying the offset plane correctly. Good luck! -Ben

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