Lasercut effect


#1

Hi. I am trying to achieve this effect:

I would like to apply it to a box.
Find the file in this post. The layer is " columna ".

I know I could make a 2D drawing and then intersect it with the “box” offseted several times. Then I will get the “cascade” effect.
So:
-Offset a 2D drawing several times
-Offset surface several times

  • Intersect/trim/booleandif each correspondent 2d lines with the surfaces. Line1 - Suf1 …and so on

I am just thinking if there is a faster way to try more options in the drawing. I guess grasshopper will do the trick, but honestly I am not super familiaarized. If its not super complex I could give a try :slight_smile:

Lightbox_test.3dm (2.8 MB)


#2

Why not just sweep 1 rail with a stepped cylinder, then delete from object.


#3

You could try using the contour command on a loft for this effect if you don’t want to use grasshopper. See file.

180130 Lightbox offset.3dm (1.0 MB)


#4

Wirecut command does just that exactly…
Cut open as if laser cut.


#5

Not sure if I understand “stepped cylinder”. You mean to draw a profile of the pattern sweep it and the make the boolean??


#6

Yeap I am familiarized :wink: thanks


#7

I will need to check if my pattern allows that. Its a good tip. Thanks