Attempt to Make A Personal Shot Glass

This week I decided to be like Dan Novy and make my personal shot glass that will fit only me!


Phase 01 > Covering The Glass with Plasticine


Phase 02 > Embedding My Finger Prints on The Plasticine


Phase 03 > 3D Scanning

The 3D scanning on the plate was pretty strait forward. The only recommendation that I can give is to hold the scanner in both hands and to go over the object really really slow.

Eventually the software crashed, maybe because I increased the scanning resolution to high.

On the other hand the attempt to scan the glass as a free object didn’t go very well at all. The scanner didn’t recognize all the definition points, and wasn’t able to scan ant all the surface.


Phase 04 > Cleaning Up

I imported the STL file to Autodesk MAYA. It took me 5 minutes to clean up the file.

Phase 04 > Patching

Patching the holes with MAYA took a little more time.


The result for the scanning came out full with bumps and not as smooth as I wanted. So, I modeled basic glass in MAYA,

but I couldn’t combine the geometries with Boolean manipulations and I didn’t want to take the risk and send to print a model which its geometries are not attached.



3D Printing > Chinese Puzzle Ball

The assignment required to print an object that can’t be fabricated with the use of molds and etc.
So I decided to make my own version of A Chinese Puzzle Ball.