How to make a SPIKY cube?

(Abouf481) #1

Hi all. Looking to create a cube with spikes without making each one individually, and ideally have agency over the lengths of them. Example Below:

SX425 SX425

Input is much appreciated!

(W. Cervio P. M.) #2

You might want to look into grasshopper, where you:

  1. Create the cube or reference the cube
  2. Divide the surface to create points,
  3. Create circles on those points
  4. Offset the points from step 2. from the surface of the cube
  5. The extrude the circle into their respective points.


You could also look into making a block out of one pin, spread them over your cube. Then in case you adjust 1 block, all of them get changed.

(Ryan) #4


Good morning, If you wanted to go about using grasshopper I’ve attached a simple definition to get you started. I imagine it’s not 100% what you want, but it’ll give you a good idea of what you can achieve. (10.2 KB)