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Polygon Vase, Cup, and Bracelet Generator

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Polygon Vase, Cup, and Bracelet Generator by Eckerput May 12, 2013
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Let your imagination run wild stacking polygons. With essentially an infinite number of choices in the customizer you can be assured no one will have an object just like your's. By changing the dimensions you can make planters, trays, bud vases, pencil holders, bracelets, or drinking glasses. The simpler smaller objects make good demonstration pieces and will print quite quickly.

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Run the customizer and choose your parameters. The key parameter to have different polygons is the smoothness value. Be careful to avoid large overhangs. It is quite possible to use the customizer to create something unprintable. When slicing specify no fill and no top layers. Once you print it, be sure to upload a photo. I'm curious to see what people end up with. I have several other vase customizers with variations on this theme. Check out the "Derived from" to see the other versions.

I like to make bracelets when changing filament color. That is why they are multicolor. I find it a good way to clean out the nozzle and my daughter likes them.

There is a new control called "Force Hollow". This will create a hollow STL for those who can't make the object hollow with their slicer software. Vase produces an STL with only a bottom. Bracelet produces an STL with no top or bottom. The walls are 2mm thick so this may or may not slice nicely depending on your nozzle diameter and layer width. Most should get at least two layers though. It is still best to make the object hollow using your slicing program (instead of the new option) since it will give you best control over the wall thicknesses.

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Hey great 3dmodels, how do i do to printed whitout the interior.. im using makerware

From what I understand with replicatorG used on the Makerbots you can't specify no top layer. So you have two choices:

1) Specify top and bottom layers and no fill and manually stop the print before the top layer prints

2) In the customizer turn on "force hollow" and the customizer will create a hollow container for you with 2mm walls.

I haven't added the "force hollow" to my other customizers yet. It is more complicated with those.

Ah ok, yeah in the makerwere we dont have the top layer specifications, i will try to modelate again ! thanks !!

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