FIRST MODEL

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by jsp7707, May 25, 2010.

  1. jsp7707
    jsp7707 New Member
    Just received my first model!!

    It's so cool to actually hold something I had on paper for the last 4 years.

    I printed it in Aluminide. Feels like a grey speckled plastic. It's flexible although I haven't tried too much. It does have a little bit of a bounce to it. The detail is very good. I am very pleased!!

    http://www.shapeways.com/shops/jsp7707

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  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Wow that looks amazing, I can't tell but is it all one piece? Hard to tell with the intertwining.
     
  3. Derakon
    Derakon New Member
    Very nice! What approach did you use for modeling it? It doesn't look like the kind of thing that would be amenable to describing by a simple mathematical function...
     
  4. jsp7707
    jsp7707 New Member
    It is modeled of 30 identical pieces all supporting each other as 1 solid piece... That's what causes it to be so springy...
     
  5. jsp7707
    jsp7707 New Member
    It's more of a stellation than a mathematical function.

    I started messing with connecting different verticies of an icosahedron. Tried different curves to keep from intersecting each other. And this is the result...
     
  6. 4m3D
    4m3D New Member
    Looks very interesting! NICE WORK!!!!

    It is allot of fun to hold something you designed in your hands!!! Very COOL!!!!

    Todd
    www.4m3d.com
     
  7. euphy
    euphy New Member
    That's a really nice model - good to see a mixture of angles and curves!