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Model an arched roof.

Tom Krowka
What is the best way to model this brick arch (roof)
See pic below.

I thought an arched beam would be great but apparently can't do one. Shell with a custom edge? Not sure how to do that either.

Extrude a custom beam profile....maybe that's it.
Tom Krowka Architect

Windows 10, AC Version 25

Barry Kelly
Model it laying down flat on the ground with a complex profile wall.
You'll get the profile you want, you can curve the wall to suit the arch and the top will mitre.
Then save as a morph, rotate and move into position.
As a morph you can then edit it further if you need.


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I remember a video tutorial from shell tool making those kind of arches with a shell SEO (hidden afterwards).

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