My problem seems to be very simple, but the simple things sometimes are the most difficult ones
I hope anybody can help me solving the following problem:
I want to model sails, both for boats and for shading purposes. They should have the forms of triangle, square, pentagon and hexagon and can be flat (like a plane). Each edge tends to move to the direction of the center when it is under suspension. If the edge-length is 10 meters for example, the middle of the edge goes approximatly 30 cm to the center. Look here: http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9720/segelproblemoo5.jpg
Until here it is quite easy. I’ve done it using PET.
But I want to resize the sails in a fast and intuitive way, and the relations between edge-length and suspension distance should stay the same. For example: I would like (to show to customers) to put one corner of the triangle (square, …) to the corner of a house, but I don’t want to model the exact form every time newly.
Do I need a Python script to achieve a solution?
Thanks for everybody’s help!!