We're excited and proud to launch Thingiverse Apps. Learn More about what this means to you.
Using Processing, you can use iterative mathematics to generate all sorts of forms for 3d printing. This is a work in progress, that only generates 2d templates - which you can import into a CAD program for thickening and then 3d printing.
Included is a printable 3d nautilus pattern made from my Processing App.
You can use the Processing Sketch to create for forms by dragging the sliders.
This is a work in progress: I need to find time to implement the openGL engine, but haven't done so yet!
But you can always use the 2d templates in your CAD program as a foundation for constructing 3d objects.
I hope you have fun!
Processing IDE: Nautilus Forms by tachyio is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure tachyio would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!