D8 Polyhedral Die

by jlamarche, published

D8 Polyhedral Die by jlamarche Oct 28, 2012


There are several printable polyhedral dice on Thingiverse, but the only full set:


Has very rounded corners that I'm not fond of, since they take too long to stop rolling and don't have the nostalgia value of sharp edged dice for me.

Most of the sharp edged dice on Thingiverse don't have the numbers engraved and are really just platonic solids or use non-standard designs.

There already is a sharp D12: thingiverse.com/thing:550

And a really nice sharp-edged D20: thingiverse.com/thing:551

As well as an almost sharp D10: thingiverse.com/thing:3018

You can find my first die, the D4 here: thingiverse.com/thing:33293

You can find my second die, the D6, here: thingiverse.com/thing:33307

I want to fill in the missing dice so that there's a full set of sharp-edged, old-school polyhedral dice on Thingiverse. This is my third contribution, the D8.

I place no restrictions on the use of this file or the original Blender file (attached, use 2.64+).

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Ah! Didn't think to check for degenerate faces. They shouldn't affect the print (most printing software ignores them), but if I get a chance, I'll go in and clean them out and see if that takes care of it.

Netfabb says it has degenerate faces, whatever that means.

I ran it through Netfab and repaired it, uploaded (to an unpublished Thing) and it still behaves the same. So possibly Thingiview.
Repair ended up with ~ 1/2 triangles BTW.

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No assembly required, should just be able to print and go.


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Anonymous on Oct 28, 2012 said:

I just opened both the .stl and the .blend and made sure the normals were all facing out. As best as I can tell, all the face normals are pointing in the correct direction.

MichaelAtOz on Oct 29, 2012 said:

 Do you know about Thingiview?
The little blue cube in the image of the STLs above, click on it and you get a 3D view.
I previously asked TV staff about the dark blue parts and they said it is inverted normals and given that I can see the inside face of the die it looks that way to me.
Also a couple of smaller spots on your other dies.

MichaelAtOz on Oct 28, 2012 said:

judging from the Thingiview you have some inverted faces.