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Parametric Sculpture 01

by MCompeau, published

Parametric Sculpture 01 by MCompeau Apr 10, 2012

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A quick design to test the capabilities of my new MakerBot Replicator.

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Hello! I'm a beginner with my replicator 2, i've tested a similar parametric poly, but no way! is there any settings to build this correctly (slice numbers, resolution, temperature etc) :-/
I really like this idea! I might have to give that a try in the near future...
Several people suggested to me that this would make a perfect bike handlebar grip.

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<p>Hello! I'm a beginner with my replicator 2, i've tested a similar parametric poly, but no way! is there any settings to build this correctly (slice numbers, resolution, temperature etc) :-/</p>

<p>Several people suggested to me that this would make a perfect bike handlebar grip.</p>

<p>I really like this idea! I might have to give that a try in the near future...</p>

<p>Very beautiful! My favourite print so far (I printed the low-res version).</p>

<p>Very nice. Thanks for uploading.</p>

<p>Why such a big file size?</p>

<p>I made a derivative with 90% poly reduction so its down to ~4Mo as well: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21897&lt;/p&gt;

Parametric Sculpture 01 Low Poly
by Wixti

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Broke my slic3r :) Would love to print it.</p>

<p>This is really cool looking, but I was a little disappointed that there isn't a parametric file we can use... I see you used 3D Studio Max so it wouldn't help me anyway, but typically when I see something on here that's got parametric in the name, I assume its got source files to let me modify the parameters. Seems like uploading the source file would at least be sensible even if not everyone has 3D Studio Max.</p>

<p>Also, yeah the STL really is too large. I uploaded a 45mb STL one time and people complained. When I re-exported it as a 5mb STL I opened up the file and noticed there really wasn't a noticeable drop in detail.</p>

<p>this is too big, please save binary and/or simplify it</p>

<p>Should I use a support?</p>

<p>Nope, not necessary.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Nice! I'm curious what tool you modeled this in?</p>

<p>I usually use Rhino/Grasshopper for this sort of thing, but in this case I used 3D Studio Max.</p>

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