Blob Farm


The blob in all its glory:

Twirl with your mouse

This is derived from two spheres next to each other. Maybe it could be the start of a spaceship or camper.

Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file. ../snapshots/blob53.png
Octave Code:
  # name of the blob
  project = "blob53";  
   # function at origin must be <0, and >0 far enough away.  w=0 defines the surface
function w = f(x2,y2,z2,c,r)  # three lobed toroid with low profile bumps and flat top
   x = (x2-c(1))/r(1);
   w=-44.9375-20.5*x.^2+x.^4+4.5*y.^2+2*x.^2.*y.^2+ ...

  c_outer = [0,0,0];
  r_outer = [28,28,28];

  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

   xmin = -150;
   xmax = 150;

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