I just came across this Nest smoke alarm, and got curious about the pattern on the front: https://nest.com/blog/2013/10/08/meet-the-nest-protect-smoke-and-co-alarm/
Is it possible to somehow through one or more pattern features to create something like on the attached picture? I can't crack it myself. Help is appreciated
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And Ryan... just to be sure - some of us need to get a real life
This is a pattern from scratch. Having tried all the clever things, I opted to go back to the curve template as posted before. It really does twist in your mind from one solution to the next. I have to hand it to the ID guys. They are a different breed!
I don't know what this is, but its cool! Some kind of round hole in a square peg!
...and this pattern is "60x" so it lends itself to divisions other than 4.
Thank you for your input!
I'm always amazed by your skills and enthusiasm.
Whenever I have a question, you guys manage to give me a quick and detailed answer that I can learn from.
In this case I ended up using the method Matt came up with, but it's always interesting to see how the same result can be achieved in different ways.
The PTC Community rocks!
Looks cool. I looked up KeyShot because I never heard of it. I was hoping for a free version, but there does not appear to be one. I used to render in POV-RAY back in the day. Back when it took hours and hours, today probably takes seconds on modern computers.
Not exactly seconds, but it's a matter of minutes. I think this one was in the oven for 20 minuttes. The depth of field takes a lot of time to render until it's not too grainy.