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Snowflake Cutter

by mathgrrl Nov 30, 2014
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Awesome! Your model has been chosen as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

I cannot figure out for the life of me how to manipulate your image. I understand about the "green triangle" being a reference for the area to work in. I simply cannot figure out how to draw. Do I drag the image you've got there some how? Advice please?

Sorry, it's hidden but under the drawing screen, if you scroll down you can hit "Clear" and then you'll be able to draw your own shape. You should be able to just click and drag to trace out curves to make a shape. When you let go of the mouse from drawing, it will close up your shape. You can then make an additional shape inside your already-drawn shape, or you can make a shape outside of it. Let me know if that doesn't work!

Is the "green triangle" supposed to show on the Cut screen when you are designing? If not, that would greatly help when you lay out the pattern to make sure your design is inside the cut area...

Otherwise, it's a great snowflake generator.

Alas, no, it is just something I added to the picture to illustrate what you should do. I don't think there is a way to add something like that to the Customizer, but agreed that it would be great if there were!

This is very cool, but it is hard to make attractive snowflakes without disconnected parts in Customizer.

One way to make sure your parts are connected is to keep your drawn shape inside the "green triangle" shape I added to the pictures in the gallery. Or at least don't extend over the left side of it, so that your design ends up with a strong spoke up from the axis to the top of the box; that will make six strong spokes after rotation.