I worked with Mr.Morgan today. He helped me to fix the mesh error and we printed the 3-D model. However, duo to the huge amount of support, the shape was not perfect. So we decided to use another 3-d printer to print this.

# Solidity –> thickness

# New friend ~~Blender

After designing all the mathematica equations and all those different 3-D models, there is a common problem, which is about the thickness of the model. Now I use blender to change the size and the thickness. However, when I first open it, I cannot find all my stl files for some reason. Then I went to Blender tutorial, which told me that I have to export stl since Blender does not support stl file anymore.

Here is the online tutorial~

# Thanksgiving 3

Life is always hard.

“Something goes wrong” shown on the website, so I cannot know if my shape can be printed form Model Repair Service.

So I have to wait for returning and ask Mr.Morgan the permission to use his softwares which are for fixing errors. But my final product has been designed, so I only need some print practice and then it will be done!!!

# Thanksgiving 2

First of all, I want to write a brief summary about the work that I have done. After viewing all different kind of art neckless design, I would like to make my own like one of Maison Martin Margiela, which is a famous design company.

As we can see, this design was divided by 4 different unique part. From 2010, all the fashion designs discard the complex styles and formed as a clean and special style. So my product’s form will be similar to this, which is divided by 3 separate part. Each part has its own unique trait.

I focused on Spherical Plot yesterday and today while I was learning Greek letters.

From

SphericalPlot3D[0.2 – Cos[16 θ], {θ, 0, Pi}, {φ, 0, 2 Pi}]

to

SphericalPlot3D[5 – Cos[1024 θ], {θ, 0, Pi}, {φ, 0, 2 Pi}]

The graph has all different kinds of shape, it evolve from

to

Afterwards, I just transformed them to stl, and put it to online Model Repair Service and wait for results. 🙂

# Thanksgiving 1

Just arrived home 2 hours ago, I was searching interesting 3D plot online, when I was trying to copy the equation and put in my mathematica software, I found a problem that I have to type some Greek letters in order to finish the equation, so I went to Wolfram language Documentation to find the way to type all Greek letters.

Now I have finished two thirds of designing my final project, I just need to find the last part of my jewelry.

# Polyhedron (2)

With all the research, I find a way to draw 3d Polyhedron

Graphics3D[{Opacity[0.5], FaceForm[Yellow],

PolyhedronData[“SnubCube”, “Faces”]}, Lighting -> “Neutral”]

However, I do not know how it works. I find out I can make a combination of polyhedron by Mathematica.

Then I find there are two plots which are really interesting, the faces of the them are like start. I would like to print these two today.

# Generate complicated polyhedra

Now I am learning polyhedron which is made by different solid in three dimensions with flat faces, straight edges and sharp corners or vertices.

However, when I saw all these polyhedrons online, all the files are stl form. So I cannot change it from mathematica, (if I just print from the original function –> Plagiarism) Now I am trying to find the how to draw 3d polyhedrons by mathematica.

# netfabb.azurewebsites.net

After seeing the mesh in the Makerbot, then I went to innovation for help again. Mr.Morgan told me that I can go “https://netfabb.azurewebsites.net” and upload my files, after a while, the files would be fixed magically by the website. This thing did not do well for me.

I am currently thinking about this problem right now…… ;(

# Errors!

Today there was a big mess for my senior project because I was trying to print an “error.” For 3-D printer, it works only when it can recognize the front side and the back side. However, when I was doing a counter 3-dplot. Since it does not know what to print, I only got the front side with lots of junk support. Afterwards, I talked with Mr.Morgan for help. There is an old saying in China “Problems never come alone.” Another problem came before I solve this one. I have to use Rhinoceros for importing the .stl file in order to check the shape after exporting from Mathematica. However, my computer’s version was too old that I cannot use Rhinoceros anymore. So I needed to pack up all my documents then upgrade my computer. Although I upgraded up computer, there was another problem coming up.

It is easy to see there are some veins embedding on the picture which means it is an error.

# Rhinoceros

# More Design’s Problem…

Well, I focus on creating different and special patterns 3-d plots from Mathematica.

There are examples:

However, I have a big problem currently about embedding 2-D plots on the 3-D plots which I have created before. If I just do the simple order “show[P1,P2]”, then it tells me that Mathematica cannot combine the graphics objects in the 3-d boxes. Afterwards, I tried to convert the 2-D plot to 3-D form, however, it does not work either.

So I will do more research about it over the weekend because embedding is the most process for my senior project.

I hope everyone can have a good weekend ! 😉

# Study of Fashion Jewelry

I went over lots of websites about Fashion Jewelry these days.

I found out that good pieces were not the jewelries with many different and complex patterns but single major special logos on these.

This image really inspired me because this is a way for me to show all my abilities by 3 different parts. I can do 3 of my best 3-D images which hang on the necklace.

https://www.ssense.com

(the front page is really cool, but I am not sure if this will be upgraded or changed — https://www.ssense.com/interview/amanda_charchian)

# Sketch up Practice

# 3-D printer

Today I went to innovation lab for getting more knowledge about 3-D printer.

I thought that 3-D printer broke a big piece of plastics in order to make the model. However, the machine metals the plastics with a high level temperature. Mr.Morgan told me lots of details about the 3-D printer such as the patterns which is not allowed to print or which dives work better.

Then I use Makerbot to check and view the model then print my base for jewelry.

# Makerbot Software

In order to printer my files from mathematica, the first step is to change the form of files to “stl”. I went to discussion board for mathematica but the way they showed does not work for me. After talking with Mr.Morgan, he showed a way for changing it. I need to type [ original function + “stl.”] I also learn other convenient math language such as “!” can neglect your order for one step. Then I download Makerbot from Mr.Urban, which took me 1 more days.

# Fashion Jewelry

Haha, I am the student who really like to have my own style in every environment. So I study fashion since I was in 9th Grade. The basic concept of fashion is that a popular style or practice is distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. So I need to ask myself a question before I start designing my Jewelry, what is the real fashion besides these abstract ideas? Who does lead the fashion trend in our society.

So I started doing research about all different jewelry models.

Except the materials, I found that almost all jewelries are designed in a symmetric way for people whether is for males or females.

This jewelry is pretty easy for a mathelet to design because we just need a triangle on a golden ratio in the rectangle. Then I need to figure out how can I make the other triangle connect with the upper one with no claws. At last, I will put parts of sin or cos graph on it.

With all these processes, I have two questions so far.

1. How can I connect different parts together in order to make a perfect jewelry?

2. If I want to put special 2-D graph on a triangle or rectangle, how am I supposed to do it?

# New base For the Jewelry

After reviewing the fashion articles, I believe that my first step is to make a base for my jewelry. Then I start trying to graph spherical base, revolution base. I failed so many times this time because of function type(wolfram Language).

Then I started searching online in order to get a great 3D-plot as my base.

However, those bases are not exactly what I want. They are too complex for a jewelry’s base. At the certain time, I remember that my old teacher mentioned the Mobius strip.

Movbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It can be realized as a ruled surface. I believed this will be great if I can connect a Mobius Strip with my Main part of jewelry.

I will start using 3-D printer since next week.

# Using Mathematica for solving Calculus problems

# Introduction of Mathematica

The first step of doing my senior project is through mathematica.

The amazing and special trait of this software is the language. I need to learn all new program orders in order to type any function.

I watched the online video about the Wolfram language.

http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/video.php?c=362&v=1049

I can actually graph on the world map about my Facebook’s friends location, which is pretty interesting in my consideration.

So far, I am certainly following my schedule and I am trying to draw “fashion” graphs now in order to print some art pieces in early time.