<div id="cookie_notice" class="sw-row sw--padding-2 sw--padding-bottom-1-force sw--text-center sw--bg-grey" > <div class="col-1-2 col-1-1--tab col--no-padding sw--display-inline-block sw--float-none sw--text-left sw--vertical-align__middle"> <p class="col-1-2 col--no-padding small">We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use the site you agree to their use. You can find out more about our cookies and read our privacy policy <a href="/legal/privacy-statement" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <div class="col-1-2 col--no-padding sw--text-center"> <div class="col-1-2 col--no-padding sw--display-inline-block sw--float-none"> <a class="sw-dms-button noty_close col-1-1 col--no-padding" data-sw-set-cookie="euCookie">OK</a> </div> </div> </div> </div>

<div class="sw--display-block sw--text-white" style="background-color: #1e2740"> <div id="emailModalContentContainer"> <span class="noty_close sw--position-absolute sw--position-right sw--padding-top-3 sw--padding-right-3 icon-cancel sw--opacity-8 sw--z-index-10"></span> <div class="sw-row"> <div class="sw--position-relative sw--display-block sw--padding-3" style="min-width: 380px"> <p class="sw--font-size-16 sw--margin-bottom-2 sw--margin-right-6">Sign up to hear about special promotions</p> <form action="/register/email-signup" class="sw--position-relative" data-confirmation="emailConfirmationModal" data-sw-email-modal-form> <input type="text" class="sw--input-height__medium" style="width:60%;" placeholder="Email address" name="email" /> <input type="hidden" class="" name="location" value="/product/P3GXL2MB5/romanesco-bloom-backwards-more-resolution" /> <input type="hidden" class="" name="confirmation" value="emailConfirmationModal" /> <input type="submit" class="btn-primary sw--margin-left-1" value="Subscribe" /> <div id="emailModalFormError" class="text-error" style="display:none"></div> </form> </div> </div> </div>

Click and drag to rotate
Romanesco Bloom (backwards, more resolution) 3d printed

Not a Photo

White Natural Versatile Plastic
Romanesco Bloom (backwards, more resolution) 3d printed
Romanesco Bloom (backwards, more resolution) 3d printed

Not a Photo

Romanesco Bloom (backwards, more resolution)

Made by
3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Product Description
Bloom zoetropes are an idea by John Edmark: A shape is put on a turntable and illuminated by a strobe light, so that there is one flash every time the shape has performed a rotation through the Golden angle.
After such a rotation, the shape, which is the union of a sequence of smaller shapes, stays almost the same, but each small shape has been replaced by its sucessor in the sequence.
Due to the strobe light, the whole sequence is seen as an animation of the small shapes performing all the same motion, but phase shifted.

This particular shape is based on the Romanesco plant. The small cones appear to be moving downward on the surface of the big cone. Since each small cone is also rotated backwards through the golden angle about its own axis with respect to it predecessor in the sequence, the even smaller cones appear to move down the surface of the small cones.

This version of the product attempts to achieve higher resolution on the outside. Because shapeways has a limit of 1'000'000 triangles, this means less resolution on the inside, thus thicker walls, higher material consumtion and higher price.

The video shows a computer simulation of what it will look like. It is a video of an old version of this product. I have since improved my model to use less material and have more resolution.
What's in the box:
10 x 10 x 6.75 cm
Switch to inches
3.94 x 3.94 x 2.66 inches
Switch to cm
Success Rate:
First To try.
What's this?
Mature audiences only.
Sign In or Join to comment.


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.