I was watching an old Inkscape tutorial from Logos by Nick, in which he walked us through how to create this stylized, ouroboros-like cube that bears a striking resemblance to the old Silicon Graphics logo.
Here’s my attempt:
Haven’t quite nailed down the colors yet. I want to try to replicate this in SketchUp
. They won’t be an exact match (unless I try to use photo match, maybe), but the basic overall shape will be the same, and I’ll try to match the colors as best I can. I have an idea of how to make this, but I can’t help but feel like I’m missing something, something fundamental, and creating more work for myself than necessary.
How would you approach this?
I guess I would probably have approached it the way I did the one in the following post. I’d have done a Follow Me path.
Probably easier to sort out centerlines first.
I’m sure someone else will have a different approach, though.
By Jove, I think he’s got it!
I started with a square of 360 x 360 (just to make the math a little easier), cut out a square of 120 x 120, then added a pair of legs 360 in length. The rest was simply a matter of duplicating and rotating. At first I welded the edges before using Follow Me, but the results looked a bit odd.
Still curious how everyone else is going to approach it.
yeah, I made a simple “short is 1, long is 2” sketch
simply start somewhere, go either 1 or 2, then 90°, then 1 or 2, then… until you close.
it’s all 90°, and either long or short.
all that remains is to do a quick follow me as Dave said.
so you could tweak the ratio, is it 1-2 for a 3 sided cube ? maybe the short lines are a bit longer, 1.2 ? and so on.
The ratio was definitely the part I was having trouble getting my head around while making the path. There’s a kind of optical illusion quality to the shape, so while I knew something had to be shorter than what was facing the viewer, I overdid it and wound up just making a cube with a bite taken out of it.
yeah, after a few measurements in illustrator, the ratio is about that.
to make a 10x10 cube, about 2,564 - 4,872 - 2,564
I was on a 2,5 - 5 - 2,5 , not that far from it.
for the follow me, the square wasn’t centred on the trajectory, but cornered inside. it’s about 0,8
You asked for it.
Click in sequence on the scenes tabs of this SU file.
3D Logo.skp (239.6 KB)