Out of the Box

Definitely, you could also pause the print and fill it if you wanted.

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That lighthouse is so cool! Love it.

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Got a bit carried away after making a gif to explain to someone how to put together multiple solids.

Pipe grid

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I can only imagine what my wife’s hair would have looked like if she had used your rollers, Box.

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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.

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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.

HexOhex

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.

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The 2020 Bauble, the thin skin of normality has cracked and is barely holding together.

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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.

Mask

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I meant to throw this in too since @endlessfix had me doing an infinite number of bauble versions.

Quick Bauble

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This is driving me nuts, every time I sit down to have a coffee I’m compelled to make a different shaped bauble.

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Me too! I can’t stop, I’m avoiding my work, I’m neglecting my family.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I made these ornaments for Christmas for my kids. They were 3D printed in color by Shapeways.

image

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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.

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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.

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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.
Thanks.
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.

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These are cool shapes like always.

For the less able there used to be an extension that would create these sorts of shapes. I had a look for it and although I can find the source website, the file no longer seems to be available.

Better to use The Box Method, anyway.

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A bit late in the season, but a bit of Christmas aftermath doodling.
The Steampunk Bauble.

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