[Clayart] making a flat pattern for a concave surface
marci at ppio.com
Sun Mar 23 12:52:03 EDT 2014
Calling all you math guys .....
I want to be able to make flat patterns for concave surfaces . (
specifically Christmas ornaments ) .
I d like to be able to make flat templates of designs that can be
transferred to the top and bottom of the balls ( for example , 5,
6 and/or 8 point " flower" shapes ) and while I can eyeball the
design directly onto the piece and can play with cutting some
paper trial and error , Im wondering if there is some sort of
mathematical way to do this . ( specifically , where to add gores so
that the pattern can lay flat to design the elements of it .. but
then fit the curvature when taped to the round piece ) ... and then
possibly even made into waterslide decals ...
Ive searched the net but havent been able to find the
information I need but Im not sure Im using the right search terms..
Also, I slept through math class ... so talk slow and use small
words LOL ! ( If I'da known that math and chemistry were gonna be
that important, I would have paid better attention instead of
sketching in my notebooks.. )
marci the chinapainter
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