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Offset Segment Trouble

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I'm new to form z and I'm having some trouble with the offset segment tool. I'm trying to recreate the desk in the attached image. In my project I've been able to create the edges along the ends, but whenever I try to offset a segment on the curved front the operation will only work along the y-axis. I'm unable to pull a segment down 2" along the z axis.

 

Also, if anyone has any suggestions on how best to recreate the small wooden slats along the desk I would appreciate it.

 

Thank you!

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Hi Crbahnsen,

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

The Offset Segment tool only works with flat faces, so you will need to do create that differently.  There are many ways you could do this, and one easy way would be to Derive a 3d Wall from the top curved edge:

 

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Does that help you get what you want?

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The whole desk can be done with a series of various heights extrutions derived from top face of your existing model. Offset face outline to get lower part of desk and reshape down bottom of desk.

I would do slats using a texture map with a bump map for tambour slats and varied toned slats.

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