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Our user group is modeling a cupcake this year for our annual solid modeling challenge. I'm trying to imagine ways to model the frosting, but I'm stumped. Please offer some suggestions of ways for me to do this. Thanks.

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Bake a cupcake, 3D scan it and use point cloud 😉

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3 hours ago, Christiaan said:

Bake a cupcake, 3D scan it and use point cloud 😉

Certainly the easiest, and probably super expensive.

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53 minutes ago, Bruce Kieffer said:

 

Certainly the easiest, and probably super expensive.

Ingredients for a single cupcake shouldn't be excessive. And IIRC Vectorworks now has photogrammetric visual scanning. I haven't tried it but it's not a bad idea!

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52 minutes ago, Stephan Moenninghoff said:

Ingredients for a single cupcake shouldn't be excessive. And IIRC Vectorworks now has photogrammetric visual scanning. I haven't tried it but it's not a bad idea!

I could buy the cupcake for a model. Please elaborate on the "IIRC Vectorworks now has photogrammetric visual scanning."

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15 minutes ago, Bruce Kieffer said:

Stephan,

How did you draw the star shape?

 

Two equiangular triangles, one flipped then centred, then add surface does the trick, although I see Stephan's are not equiangular.

 

Too make Stephan's star you could draw a square, convert to polygon, squeeze it into a diamond and then duplicate twice, rotating it 120º each time, then add surface.

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My girlfriend would sympathise. English not being her first language (although she speaks five) she likes to adorn it with her own words; so sometimes she asks me where the star key is. It took me a while to work out she was after a Phillips screwdriver. 😆

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That should do the trick. If you want Stephan's particular shape you would do this.

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I'm creating the star another way that seems fairly simple and controllable. I drew a 2" dia. circle and a 9/16" rad. six-sided polygon centered in the circle. Then I drew one triangle and did a duplicate array of 5 on the circle center.

 

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Thanks to all for your help. We had our meeting last night. There were many interesting "cupcakes." I learned a lot, and I hope others did too. One of our members took my Vectorworks file and used it to 3D print this! It is real.

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