a sat dish, any suggestions?

I want to model a large satellite dish, that is generaly multi faceted on a parabola. I want to achieve that metal mesh look but I’m not sure what the best approach might be.
so far making panels has been hard as they scale badly as you move in or out along each spar of the dish.

any ideas?


Perhaps you could get started by using a suitable UV sphere as basis. Just crop most of it to get the parabola. Adjust UV values to get wanted amount of faces.

Cool idea, why didn’t I think of that? Thanks so much. This helps as I want to knock some panels out of it too, and mapping the lattice over faces wouldn’t neccassarily help.