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Wrapping a design around a 3D object

Apr 11, 2012 7:25 PM

Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to take the fish scale pattern that I have made (out of ovals) and transform it so that it not only fits the shape of the three sections of the outline, but also that the scales stay aligned with each other once the blue design is wrapped around a real (3D) object.

 

Ni17Scales.jpg

 

I'm trying to make a decal to go around a model airplane.  This is what the real airplane looked like:

 

Nieuport_FlyingFish.jpg

 

flying_fish_profile.jpg

 

 

I plan on hand painting the rest of the fish parts, but at 1/144 scale (about 25mm long) the fish scales are a little small to paint evenly!

 

 

If anyone would like to play around with the actual .ai file, I've uploaded it to my server:

 

www.wingsofwar.org/UserImages/FuselageWrap.ai

 

 

Thank you for your time and help,

 

Keith

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 8:49 PM   in reply to Col Hajj

     

    Here is a copy of your original file.

     

     

    JET

     
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