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    vcarve on non-flat surface

    is there any way to use vcarve method on non-flat surfaces with rhinocam?

    here is an example of what i am trying to do(at 7:34):

    https://youtu.be/rX6GO4Z3LWg?t=454 at 7:34

    and here is what rhinocam giving me, it's giving me the path as all curves on z=0

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    Re: vcarve on non-flat surface

    Its a few years since I worked with Rhinocam and I rate even the most basic package highly.Are you able to run a simulation in 3D and take a screenshot of the finished piece?I can't tell very much from the screenshot provided and having the item included would be very helpful.There is a risk that the calculation of a Vcarve toolpath on a curved surface might not be totally correct as the geometry of the surface is automatically more complex than a flat,horizontal surface.I would hope this would have been factored in if you have projected the outline of the cut down onto the surface.

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    Re: vcarve on non-flat surface

    new screenshots added. 1st one is what i am talking about.

    2nd one is to show that non-planar curves give right result for planar surfaces, or in other words, it gives same result with planar curves.

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    Re: vcarve on non-flat surface

    It appears that the outline had been projected down onto the curved surface correctly.Had you deleted or hidden the outline at the top level?

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    Re: vcarve on non-flat surface

    there is no outline at top level, they all projected to surface already, but rhinocam act like they are at top level.

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