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Help with complex shapes

Leea
I hope someone can give me an idea just how to approach this. I am not
even sure what question to ask. Most of the stuff on this forum goes
over my head.

So far I have been able to make what I want with the commands I
understand. There are 2 shapes that may be related I want to make. One
is very similar to a very small Cornucopia and the other like a spoon,
both complex curves of a thin wall. So far I have used polys or tiny
cubes in formulas to translate them to build shapes. I did a toy boat
prop and other things that way. Is there a better way?

Lee



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Re: Help with complex shapes

tjhowse
Hi Lee,

Speaking personally I would look at using a different tool for those kinds of projects. I see openscad as more of an engineering tool rather than an artistic one.

Of course it's possible to create anything in openscad, but it may be the case that other tools have tools that make that kind of work easier.

On Mon, 3 Feb 2020 at 14:01, <[hidden email]> wrote:
I hope someone can give me an idea just how to approach this. I am not
even sure what question to ask. Most of the stuff on this forum goes
over my head.

So far I have been able to make what I want with the commands I
understand. There are 2 shapes that may be related I want to make. One
is very similar to a very small Cornucopia and the other like a spoon,
both complex curves of a thin wall. So far I have used polys or tiny
cubes in formulas to translate them to build shapes. I did a toy boat
prop and other things that way. Is there a better way?

Lee



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Re: Help with complex shapes

acwest
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If you can come up with a mathematical description of the shapes you want, OpenScad can do it. It is often far from trivial to do so, though. I based a lot of my more complex designs on bezier curves, and as those weren't supported directly, I had to implement bezier primitives as well

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020, 23:01 , <[hidden email]> wrote:
I hope someone can give me an idea just how to approach this. I am not
even sure what question to ask. Most of the stuff on this forum goes
over my head.

So far I have been able to make what I want with the commands I
understand. There are 2 shapes that may be related I want to make. One
is very similar to a very small Cornucopia and the other like a spoon,
both complex curves of a thin wall. So far I have used polys or tiny
cubes in formulas to translate them to build shapes. I did a toy boat
prop and other things that way. Is there a better way?

Lee



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