I’m a Computer Sciences student in my final year and for my project, I want to print a graph “out” of a box.
Let me explain a bit:
Assuming I have a valid STL file for printing a graph (nodes as spheres and edges as cylinders), I’d like to 3D-print a box (big enough to contain said graph) in which the graph is “carved out”, empty spaces inside the box where the graph should be.
Another attempt to intuition: if I was to pour melted chocolate inside the box and put the box in the freezer for a couple hours, then cracking the box open, I would find a chocolate graph matching the one in the STL file (that’s not the goal of my project though).
I read that this kind of process is called Boolean Difference and that Rhino can do it. I managed to create the surrounding box but I failed “boolean-differencing” the graph out of it.
If any Rhino-pro would be willing to help, I’d send him an valid STL file (and my full gratitude).