I am trying to create the hull of my frigate by creating latitudinal curves, converting them to meshes, and then joining the mesh lines to create full mesh. As you can see in the images, I am using diagrams from the plans of an actual vessel, and trying to redesign it accurately.
My question is this: How can I create the side meshes of the frigate time efficiently, and yet retain the proper curve?" Below I manually created one rib for an example, and in the image below that I subdivided each section and manually moved the points to create a reasonably accurate curve.
Obviously, manually creating and adjusting many curves for the entire length of the vessel would be extremely inefficient. Perhaps I could create a curve, and somehow intersect it with each longitudinal line, or shrink-wrap a curve to them, but I have not yet learned whether this is possible or whether it would create the desired result. Perhaps I can take the low poly line before I manually curved it, and use some modifier to subdivide and smooth it, though it is important that the original points do not move.