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Parametric Bubble Vase

by sphynx, published

Parametric Bubble Vase by sphynx Apr 8, 2013

Description

A simple vase that consists of cylindrical layers, each layer having bubbles on it's outer surface. The vase undulates from top to bottom according to a sine wave.

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I printed a few variants with 1 perimeter and 0.1 layer height. I sliced it with KisSlicer because Cura did some odd stuff on the first few layers. The result was almost a filigree - lots of holes, but very attractive. I don't know why some slicers have trouble with these vases. I have checked in Meshlab, and they are manifold.
Great vase. I made one, 0.2 mm layers, both 1 and 2 perimeters. The only issue is the overhang about half way up - there were some holes visible. Slicer did some weird stuff on the interior first 10 layers or so.

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Instructions

Print it single layer, no fill and no top for a nice vase.

Play about with all the parameters - you will soon get a hang for what they do.

Try fractional values for waveCycles. Less than 0.5 gives an open "cup" type of vase.

Playing about with the twist will make the bubbles spiral up the sides of the vase.

Adjusting the bubbleRes gives angular or smooth bubbles.

Lots of possibilities - have fun!!!

Note: I printed this with Faberdashery Glacial Blue PLA.
Great vase. I made one, 0.2 mm layers, both 1 and 2 perimeters. The only issue is the overhang about half way up - there were some holes visible. Slicer did some weird stuff on the interior first 10 layers or so.
I printed a few variants with 1 perimeter and 0.1 layer height. I sliced it with KisSlicer because Cura did some odd stuff on the first few layers. The result was almost a filigree - lots of holes, but very attractive. I don't know why some slicers have trouble with these vases. I have checked in Meshlab, and they are manifold.
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