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Stefania Dinea
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Posted (edited) · Xmas Candy canes

Hello everyone and Merry Xmas!!

 

What better way to incorporate parametric design learning/teaching and Christmas holiday spirits than some candy cane scripting. Sure it can be done by hand as well but the best way to get a grip on your parametric skills is to use it also for more seasonal holiday spirit and instant satisfaction reward. I have been using 3D printing just before the holidays at work to simulate and engage my colleagues to learn basic parametric design and get a grip on Grasshopper. Here are the results hanging in the little tree. I think it was  a very fruitful workshop and I was quite surprised with the results. As an Xmas special freeby for the community I have attached the parametric candy canes I made for this workshop and there are 7 of them. For those of you who want the script and want to see more in detail how this was done you can follow this link https://www.dineadesign.com/2018/12/24/xmas-candy-canes/ -- however here I would keep it more 3D printing related. 

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So to start, import the candy cane you want to print and then select the model and create Ctrl+M to multiply --- make one copy 🙂

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Next what you want to do is rotate the Y axis 180 degrees. 

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Select both models and move the models on the Z axis by Z total height /2 in this case = -8 mm

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Now just print and super glue together and you have yourself a fast printed curly candy cane for your tree. 

How would you print this? Let me know!

 

 

 

CANDY6.stl

CANDY1.stl

CANDY2.stl

CANDY3.stl

CANDY4.stl

CANDY5.stl

CANDY6.stl

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Posted · Xmas Candy canes
On 12/24/2018 at 1:09 PM, SandervG said:

Great, very cool! Did you host the workshop?

Yes I did, together with one of my work colleagues. 

I'm also curious about those other fancy ornaments hanging in your Christmas tree 😛 

The other ornaments were done by the attendees.  

 

@Alex L they look fantastic - however I don't get the fried chicken/turkey? What is that? :))

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    Posted · Xmas Candy canes
    2 hours ago, Stefania Dinea said:

     

    @Alex L they look fantastic - however I don't get the fried chicken/turkey? What is that? :))

     

    It's a turkey on a baking tray which is in the shape of our corporate logo with the company name inserted in a different colour PLA. Extra challenging s it was printed on an UM Original so no option for 2 colour printing

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