Definitely, you could also pause the print and fill it if you wanted.
That lighthouse is so cool! Love it.
Got a bit carried away after making a gif to explain to someone how to put together multiple solids.
I can only imagine what my wife’s hair would have looked like if she had used your rollers, Box.
I just wish I had a printer that could print dissolving support so I could print it. And I’ll say print again just because.
A few people on fb seem to find this interesting so I’ll throw it in here.
It’s a method for using solids and outershell to create a ‘mask’ that you can intersect with a face, this produces a complex single shape that doesn’t need a whole bunch of edges cleaned up to make it one face.
By the way, I have a FB persona ‘Box Says’ simply so I can respond in situations where the Box page itself can’t. Anyone who has asked to friend it shouldn’t be offended if I haven’t responded, I generally don’t see them and it doesn’t friend anyone.
I’ve been meaning to make a mask for ages, had a quick doodle today to rough out the shape, would like to eventually give it a toothy mouth that takes replaceable filters. Obviously not breathable at the moment.
I meant to throw this in too since @endlessfix had me doing an infinite number of bauble versions.
This is driving me nuts, every time I sit down to have a coffee I’m compelled to make a different shaped bauble.
Nice, a good mix. My problem is I make them then don’t bother saving them.
I had another coffee and it led to this apple.
Nice. Good looking render too. Are you stitching the first spiral path manually from the hidden geometry of the final shape? Or are you starting with a spiral sphere then manipulating the spiral from there? I only save the ones I try to print.
Yes pretty much this, I make the shape I want and take a sliver from it as you describe. The benefit of that is you get a controlled mesh of geometry for the face that can easily flip and match. If you try to skin the spirals you can end up with faces that won’t blend nicely.
I made these ornaments for Christmas for my kids. They were 3D printed in color by Shapeways.
I wanted to do a quick test of Twilight Hobby with SU2021 so I knocked up yet another chess set.
A very simple one made from one single component, the one twist on the edge. Very quick to make.
I have successfully scrolled through all 328 posts and I can honestly say I am: 1) impressed; 2) inspired; 3) jealous; 4) afraid; 5) wondering what I have been doing in SketchUp for the last 14 years.
Box, this is awesome work. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks, Doug ( i assume from your profile) I happened to see your post a few hours ago just before dealing with some ancient parent issues and meeting a friend for dinner.
t’s a small word, but should never be taken lightly. Doesn’t need to be shouted, doesn’t even need to be heard, just quietly spoken in your head.
These are cool shapes like always.
Better to use The Box Method, anyway.