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Old 29th April 2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Frame for Aircraft Windows

I have an aircraft with the cockpit windows cut out - all good. I'm lost for a method to add a frame to the windows - just a thin not very thick border frame around a smooth curving 180 degree window hole... Any techniques to suggest?
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Old 30th April 2020, 06:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Frame for Aircraft Windows

Perhaps duplicate the surfaces around the frame, then thicken that (Object-Thicken)

If you only have a single surface thickness to your plane skin, select the vertices around the window and Vertex->extrude edges then move the selection a bit, to create some border surfaces. You can then cut them away and thicken to make your frame.
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Old 1st May 2020, 02:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Andy. You gave me the idea. I drew a line with the same number of points as the window hole - I then snapped the line vertices to each of its matching window hole vertices - then I drew a disk and used it to Extrude Along Path. I them moved the new frame into the right spot....
worked a treat.
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