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3D spine workflow question

frank jaeger

New member
Hi everybody!,

I'm trying to come up with a work-flow for drawing the 3D model of the following chandelier.


I guess it's basically a 3D spine. So I was thinking about drawing a 2D spline on the top plane and then adding point along the Y axis as coordinates for the 3D spline sketch. But a 2D spline can't intersect itself and this is a necessity for this method. Does anybody has a good approach for this?. I'm thinking about adding the little lampshades by hand in an assembly.