Holiday Ornaments

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by AlanHudson, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. AlanHudson
    AlanHudson Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    I've been playing with some Holiday Ornaments and the prints have started to arrive. These are done by taking one or two images and tiling them around a sphere 120 times. I'm really pleased with how they came out.

    They are using our new ShapeJS system if anyone is interested in repeating my experiment.

    Holiday Ornament

    Duo Ornament

  2. AlanHudson
    AlanHudson Shapeways Employee Dev Team
  3. draw
    draw Well-Known Member
    Oooh, the creator is fun! I designed one and then edited it to add a hanging ring with the year on the inside. I will need to start earlier on the 2014 ornament! It's just the thing I need for some last minute presents to make the family ooohhhh and aaahhhh over 3D printing. I hope it passes rule check.

  4. AlanHudson
    AlanHudson Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    Very nice! My aunt kept mentioning we should add the year but I didn't think about adding it inside. I was thinking about a cylinder on the bottom with the year but it never seemed nice to me.

    In my DuoOrnament I used a 1.6mm diameter cylinder to attached from the outer sphere to the inner item. It was a bit shaky but strong enough.

    Are your ring interlocking, ie will the inner ring move separately? If so that's a nice touch and great use of 3D printing.
  5. draw
    draw Well-Known Member
    Yes, the ring with the year is hanging there with interlocked rings so it should move independently. I suppose you could hang just about anything inside of it but the year seemed appropriate and time is running out to get this printed. Now I can do a series of ornaments every year and pretend I'm a Hallmark designer!

    I was able to upload the original ornament to Tinkercad after converting to stl and adding the additional parts there. A little merging, and a little removal of material in a few places so the year would be more visible and that was it.

    I might do one more version today since I'm in the groove.
    ETA: Or maybe not. The ornament maker is not functioning for me at the moment. :(
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  6. draw
    draw Well-Known Member
    Thought I'd post a photo of my ornament before 2014 begins!