Blob Farm


The blob in all its glory:

Twirl with your mouse

Ring with square cross-section, maybe a good case.

Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file. ../snapshots/blob27.png
Octave Code:
  # name of the blob
  project = "blob27";  
  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
   k = -0.5;
   j = -15;
   theta = atan2(x,y);
   w = -(((sqrt(x.^2+y.^2)-7)./(1+0.5*sin(theta))).^6+(z./(1+0.5*sin(theta))).^6).^k + 0.5;


  c_outer = [0,0,0];
  r_outer = [10,10,10]; 

  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

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

GNU Octave