20 realistic snowflakes from a parameteriс generator

by Donotseemyself Dec 29, 2017
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I'm confused by this. To be upfront, I couldn't care either way who won, or why. But I'm still confused/curious by this.

The rules, as I've went and read thanks to having read all these other comments and just seeing alot of bashing, seem to indicate something fishy with this entry...

The challenge was:
"We challenge you to create a design for a snowflake using BlocksCAD®, a free online software designed to teach coding and Computer Aided Design."

This, on the other hand, seems to be a 'snowflake generator'. You put in some variables or something, and it spits out a design. While yes this greatly demonstrates the ability of BlocksCAD, it does not seem to be quite accurate to the words of the challenge itself. Which, was to create a DESIGN, for A, snowflake.

Yes this allows you to show off BlocksCAD and lets you 'make your own' snowflake based on your blockcodes... but... that then means your entry does not have a design for a snowflake. It instead, generates a snowflake from outside input. Meaning that none of the snowflakes that you showed here, are actually 'your design', but instead you putting in numbers and such for the configurable variables, and letting it do what it wants...

'You' did not design the snowflake. The application did. You would have had NO idea what the outputted snowflake would look like until 'after' running the blockcode. . . meaning it is all pure luck as to what you get.. thus meaning this is infact, 'not' a design for a snowflake... thus outside the stated challenge rules...

Don't get me wrong. I'm glad you were able to show off what it can do, and that it caused a significant enough impact to get you to win. But 'rule' wise, I'd have to say that this does not fall in line with the challenge, and shouldn't have been awarded anything. As there were much better actual DESIGNS entered.

But congrats on winning :D enjoy whatever the prize was!

This is total BS. it said to make A snowflake not 20

I communicated with different "it". But no one forces you to make 20 pcs.
I made only 20 to show how you can realize the work of the generator.
It turned out beautifully.
I regret that my actions have led to uncertainty.
Thanks for your feedback.

you clearly did not follow the rules and should not have been a winner! will never trust or buy a markerbot now. you should not accept any prize and should give it to someone that followed the rules and made just 1 good snowflake not 20 basic. your English also does not make a lot of since. truly disappointing!

It's not important. This is how I think, and the organizers (sponsors) think so.
Obviously, your interpretation of the rules is invalid.
You just waste your time and spoil people's mood.

You have big ambitions, but you do not have enough talent.

Why did you delete your snowflake? Why did not you delete your account? Do you still like makerbot thingiverse, despite what you said before?

i deleted my snowflake because blocks cad does not deserve to be able to look at my work for them. i have been thinking of moving my account to a new site but for now thingiverse is not the problem. it is however you and blocks cad that are the problems. have fun with your free filament knowing you do not rightfully deserve it. the problem with makerbot is they are unable to comprehend the rules they set forth just like you! now stfu

This is BS!
stfu? you are ridiculous. )))))

To be fair, you did modify yours outside of BlocksCAD. Granted the rules did not specify that you could not use other software, but this is up for interpretation just as much as making "A snowflake" versus "A design for a snowflake". The difference being a single snowflake as opposed to a BlocksCAD design that can render multiple snowflakes.

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Your delusions are really disappointing.

This is not 20 basic.

"Designers are challenged to create a 3D design for a snowflake" fuckin cheat

Why do you suppress my creativity?