Blob Farm


The blob in all its glory:

Twirl with your mouse

pleated pill shape.

Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file. ../snapshots/blob25.png
Octave Code:
  # name of the blob
  project = "blob25";  
  function w = f(x2,y2,z2,c,r,e) 
   x  = (x2-c(1))/r(1);
   y  = (y2-c(2))/r(2);
   z  = (z2-c(3))/r(3);
   # function at origin must be <0, and >0 far enough away.  w=0 defines the surface
  th = atan2(x,y);

   w = -(1./(sqrt((x/40).^2+(y/40).^2+(z/90).^8) + 0.2*(1+cos(th*7)-0.115*cos(21*th))./(1+(z/52).^12)))+1;


  step = 4;  # grid pitch in mm  start with 4mm to see the shape quickly.  Once you have it just right, change to 2mm for printing

  c_outer = [0,0,0];
  r_outer = [1,1,1]; 

  source("../octave/func2stl_v01.m");  # do all the calculations
GNU Octave