Cad To Cam To Cnc Part Four — Creating A 3D Surface
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How to make a ripple texture on a workbench leg vise.In earlier posts, I used CAD software to create the 2D design for the BARN Workbench vise chop and the I built a pin registration board for two-sided machining on my CNC.
Rather than a square and blocky shape for the vise, I used 3D drawing tools in Rhino3D to give it a gently curved shape.Now, for the fun part: creating 3D textures and patterns that are applied to the front face of the vise.
Let's start with the 3D ripple shape of the vise on the prototype workbench.It's easier to show you in a series of screen captures.Here's how it was made… If you took a verticle slice of a ripple, you'd end up with a squiggly line.
This is what's called wave amplitude.It's the frequency of the wave and it's just a single line.Starting from the vertical line I added for alignment on the left, I used my curve tool to draw a squiggle toward the right.
Next, I used a Rhino3D tool called 'revolve'.Revolve is just like 'extrusion' that I mentioned earlier except you rotate around a point.Most 3D CAD programs will have...