Blob Farm


The blob in all its glory:

Twirl with your mouse

This has a lot of potential as a case.

Click on the snapshot to download the blob's stl file. ../snapshots/blob55.png
Octave Code:
  # name of the blob
  project = "blob55"; 
   # function at origin must be <0, and >0 far enough away.  w=0 defines the surface
function w = f(x2,y2,z2,c,r)  
   x = (x2-c(1))/r(1);
   w=(-10)+(-16).*x.^2+x.^4+2.*x.^2.*y.^4+y.^8+8.*x.^2.*z.^2+8.*y.^4.* ...

 step = 2;  # 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;  # avoid the origin because the inverse of the gradient is NaN there
 xmax = 150;

  c_outer = [0,0,0];
  r_outer = [25,25,24];

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