# How to calculate the area of quad polygons

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

This video tells you how to use Para to calculate the surface area of quad polygons arrayed on a surface. This is helpful specially when you do surface paneling and you need to know how big are the panels and what’s the size of smallest and biggest panel. The logic is simple , take two […]

# Parametric surface unfolding,Ready for laser cutting!

Posted in: In Action!, Surface Paneling- Apr 07, 2013 No Comments

In first part penalization and decomposing a surface while all elements remains responsive.Panels which are on XY plane are created from the same original object.Position of control points are actually result of the same transformation derive from the surface with respect to local coordinate system of the objects laying on the surface. In part two […]

# Subdividing surface using fixed length.

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

In this video I have tried to explain usage of spacing options in surface controller Para 2.8. these options allow user to clad a surface with respect to the panel size or number of divisions.

# Surface optimization (Face orientation)

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 20, 2012 No Comments

In this tutorial you find out how to re-structure a polygon to clad the surface with co-directional panels while working with 1D domain in surface controller. Also you learn how to rotate control points/vertices of panel objects by adding a custom parameter and using transform controller on sub-object controller.

# Normal vector options in 1D surface controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Oct 20, 2012 No Comments

Learn where to use Face normal/Vertex normal/Edge normal in surface cladding.

# Custom pattern tool in SubObject controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- May 30, 2012 2 Comments

Learn how to use Sub object controller in surface controller in order to create custom patterns.

# Randomizing thickness in surface paneling

Posted in: Random values, Surface Paneling- May 23, 2012 2 Comments

In this video you learn how to use random controller within surface controller to change the thickness of panels. Also you learn how to control the random values while using random controller on multiple properties/controllers. For more information on random controller see also : Random pattern and noise effect in animation

# Using Sub_object controller (Advanced Surface paneling)

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- May 01, 2012 No Comments

This is an advance tutorial in surface paneling using surface controller and sub-object controller. In this video you learn how to use Sub-Object controller inside surface controllers to modify the panel size and shape. Also you find pattern option to create honeycomb pattern with a single hexagon shape.

# Understanding of UVW offsets in surface controller

Posted in: All Tutorials, Surface Paneling- Apr 26, 2012 1 Comment

In this short video you understand the use of UVW offsets while subdividing a surface with surface controller in PARA 3d. surface controller by default sets these values to keep the overall look of the objects on the surface. but end result is also depends on the number of divisions and proportion of sub-surfaces.

# Randomizing surface divisions

Posted in: All Tutorials, Random values, Surface Paneling- Apr 23, 2012 2 Comments

This is an advanced tutorial in using PARA 3d to create noise effect in the divisions made by a surface controller. Before practice this tutorial you need to check the previous video to find out how to make the adaptive component which you can see at the beginning of this video. click here to go […]