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Parametric Doric Temple Building Set

by elindow Apr 27, 2012
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This is really cool. I started modeling some doric columns in openscad before finding your set and I too found the entasis impossibly complicated to do. I did find this document online which has a good overview of the geometry of the various elements of the classic doric column http://www.classicist.org/workspace/pdf/Doric-Order.pdfhttp://www.classicist.org/work...

The problem I found with the entasis is that it means that none of the primary elements of the column can be easily described in terms of a cylinder or a rectangle. As the radius of the column changes over a complex curve so to must the radii of the fluting and the flutes cannot be extruded as parallel either. I suspect when I do come up with a programmatic solution that it will take a very long time to render.

If you come up with a good solution please please please post an update.


thank you!

Nice work.

´ll have a look at the .scad files.
You may want to add a zip-file of all your stuff to make downloading easier.

Thanks! I will put up a zip file when I get a chance, hopefully this weekend. I've had to work pretty intensively on other projects recently but I expect to get back to this in the near future.

There's currently a more complete set of files in this public repository on Github:



I wrote a program in OpenSCAD to make parametric columns:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23971http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... .

If you`ll let me know the mathematical formal I'll make you some nice columns.

Parametric Column, Cylinder with varying radius

This is very elegant, there won't be an architecture class in the near future that will not build this model from these plans. Get the entassis done on the columns and check again to be sure Vitruvius would approve.

You have done a very good job.