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This shouldn’t work, but somehow, it does

The Shapeways office let out a collective “WHOA” this morning when this tweet went viral:

Our minds were blown. But, being a good responsible 3D designer, Jacob Sonk (our Machine Team Lead) decided to check out what sounded like a dubious claim. At first, he didn’t think it was possible, since a singular face requires a minimum of three vertices, and a simple poly cube has six faces and eight vertices. BUT SCIENCE! Jacob made like a good scientist and took 10 minutes to recreate the logo in Maya.

The result?

IT’S ALL TRUE:

Nintendo N64 logo render in 3D modeling software Maya

And, tripling down, here’s the model in Blender again, just in case you still had doubts:
Nintendo N64 logo render in 3D modeling software Blender

What’s the craziest thing you’ve discovered when 3D designing?

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