Printing: Triforce

I'm still dangerously terrible at CAD, so after giving up on Blender again I finally bit the bullet and installed Rhino. For this week I decided to play it simple and create a Triforce. I sent my file on Friday so hopefully it will be done in time for class and I can update this page with a picture.

Since the triforce is technically 3 separate triangles piled on top of one another I had to be careful to ensure enough "support" between the joints. I added a line of material at each connection point; hopefully that will do the trick. If not, I guess I'll have a triforce puzzle.

Update: - Apparently my friday email got lost in the fray so I only heard back this morning. To make matters worse, my file had problems with it. The triangles don't have a thickness apparently... By the time you read this I will already be searching for a guru.

Scanning: Little owl statue

My wife of only two months is in spain for a year so I thought it would be nice to send her a digital version of a little owl statue that we had on our cake! The scan turned out much better than I thought it would since there were a lot of different textures:

I learned that the scanner is quite terrble at getting the tops of the items they are scanning. To combat this I followed the advice of Brian and tried leaning the scanner and lowering the pedistal so that it had more of a "downward" angle.

I also learned that you should be really really careful when carrying precious things in a T station.