I'm making a futuristic katana for practice and fun (inspired by playing Ghostrunner). I have the basic shape done; now I'm starting to add some finer details, like filework along the back. After making one cut (which turned out better than expected), I realized I had no idea how to easily repeat the geo several times along the back of the blade. The blade is curved, so I can't just alt-d the geo and move along the relevant axis, then reattach it to the blade.
I think I could alt-d the geo, then rotate and move it to sit closely in the right spot, but it wouldn't be "perfect." I'll probably just boolean the rest of the cuts and clean up the geo afterward, like I did for this first one.
But, I'm curious: How would you go about adding these circular cuts to this slightly curved blade? If I have to make each one from scratch, then that's what I'll do. I'm just curious if there are more clever ways to do this.
And, if you notice any ways to optimize my edge flow shown in the pictures (or how I can submit better questions), I'd be happy to hear them!
Thanks for your time :)
P.S. What's the best way to share a blend file here?