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Breakable Egg [message #34940] Fri, 23 September 2011 06:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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We were speaking in another thread about breaking Full Color Sandstone models for testing purpose, and this gave me an idea: what about a model you actually had to break?
For instance an egg. You would do that to discover a hidden message inside.
Here is the concept:
index.php?t=getfile&id=11108&private=0
The shell has a lot of little holes that make the structure more fragile and easy to break. Because of the new rule I had to make a bigger hole on the bottom to allow the support material to go out, but this ruins a little bit the concept because the secret message could be read without breaking the egg (although I tried to write the message around the hole).
If it works, I will do it as a co-creator, but I still have to think about how to hide better the message without making it difficult to remove the support material...
What do you think?

[Updated on: Fri, 23 September 2011 06:48 UTC]


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Re: Breakable Egg [message #34949 is a reply to message #34940 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 09:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought about it: if I make the bottom of the egg with a thickness larger than the diameter of the hole, the message should be hidden.


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Re: Breakable Egg [message #34950 is a reply to message #34940 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 09:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very cool! Smile

You could also add a sort of chimney cap on the inside to let powder out, but no peeking in



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Re: Breakable Egg [message #34963 is a reply to message #34950 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 12:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i am sure they will change the rule or give you an exception. those smaller holes should allow for good drainage since there are so many.


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Re: Breakable Egg [message #34974 is a reply to message #34940 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 13:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The rule has changed, the more holes the smaller they can be. I'd email Nancy with the number and size of the holes just to be sure.


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Re: Breakable Egg [message #34990 is a reply to message #34940 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 15:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice one!

You could scramble the message Rolling Eyes

Re: Breakable Egg [message #35018 is a reply to message #34990 ] Fri, 23 September 2011 21:25 UTC Go to previous message
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Thank you all. Smile
Here is the new version:
index.php?t=getfile&id=11126&private=0
With a thicker bottom, you can hardly see anything written in the lower part (lower than the small holes).
And the lower inertia center should make the egg stand vertically.

I still have to figure out how to save properly the texture coordinates in the WRL though... Sad

[Updated on: Fri, 23 September 2011 21:27 UTC]


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