Modeling a Kitchen Tap

STEP 3

Ok, move on to the step 2. In this step we will make the curved part through which the water runs out. Don’t really know the name of it, sorry. For that we will use this reference image:

Reference

Reference

But first, we need to make few things. Create a in the center of the upper . Use OSnap Cen option and move your mouse just near circle (it is good to turn off all other OSnap options).

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Then, create a Circle with 5 units as radius.

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Now, we need to place the reference image in the Right viewport. Using command, browse for the reference image.

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Right now the reference image is not aligned nor scaled properly. Lets fix that. First, using command move the frame so the lower left corner is positioned in the same place as your tap body:

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Now just scale it with command:

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Ok, now that we set the reference image, you can put it some other layer, and lock it. Just so you don’t select and move it by accident.

Now, using command create a curve following the image, starting from the center point:

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Using command, create a surface out of rail curve and section circle:

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Create a using or PolyLine command like on the image below:

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that line by 5 units:

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Using , trim off the surface between lines (do it from Right viewport):

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Using InterpCrv, create a curve like on the image below. Using Quad OSnap option, you can set the start of the curve directly on the “mid” point of surface

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Then, using Sweep1 command make a surface using edge of surface as rail, and curve as section:

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that newly created surface to the curved surface, and using fillet the edge with 0.2 units:

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Next, using command, cap both surfaces. The curved one, and the tap tip:

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Using command, split the curved curve. For splitting objects use surfaces:

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Using command, extend the upper end of the line for 2 units.

Now, using command, create a pipe out of this line with 1.2 units as radius:

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10 Responses to “Modeling a Kitchen Tap”

  1. laurent thรฉo says:

    Your website and tutorials are really interesting even for advanced modelers Thank you and good continuation.

  2. Tim says:

    How do you have the pieces look already rendered like metal in the perspective view? Is that a setting in V-ray?

  3. Ivan says:

    use “Prettify my Rhino Experience” tutorial for setting up the AuxPacker viewport, then instead putting that blue material into Environment slot, put some other Metal material.
    http://www.rhino3dhelp.com/tutorials/prettify-my-rhino-experience/

  4. Tim says:

    Yep, I forgot to load AuxPacker! ๐Ÿ˜‰ One thing that is somewhat hard for me in this tutorial is the BooleanEdge and FilletEdge. I can’t get it to look right! Any suggestions or tips?

  5. Ivan says:

    well, when I was writing this tutorial, I actually managed to work with FilletEdge, but when I was preparing the object, I had to do pipe method.
    The same method I used for the diving knife’s handle grips.

  6. Ivan I’m having some trouble with the NetworkSrf command, I can’t get it to work, I have my 4 Curves the way you have them, but somehow the round square edges are separated in 3 not two, is it maybe because of that??

  7. what can i do to join them into only two?,

    thanks

  8. Ivan says:

    yes, that might be the problem. have you tried selecting all three of them instead two like I did? Or did you just use two. It should work even if you have split edges. Just select them all.
    Let me know if that works, if not, I’ve got another solution ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Dioniso says:

    Great tutorial! These are just wonderful exercises to train the basics of rhino!

  10. Adam says:

    Absolutely one of the worst Tutorials for Rhino I have every seen. Very little explanation of steps, tools, commands, or desired end result. One portion literally acknowledges a flaw with geometry creation and filetedge command but offers no solution. Not for beginners- a terrible Tutorial for anyone starting out with Rhino.

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