I need some help with figuring out how to model a piece if anyone is up for the challenge
My idea is for a bowl. I want to laser cut some layers that are shaped like flower petals which will form the the bowl itself. The laser cut pieces will stack one on top of the other and each successive piece will be scaled and rotated to create a cool pattern (see my image with 3 layers so far from the bottom looking up - there will be many many more added hopefully).
The base of the bowl will be 3D printed. I started with a really plain cylinder shape.
Next I wanted to have small arms coming out of the cylinder that will provide ‘steps’ for each laser cut piece to sit on. And because the arms will sit between the petals it will prevent the pieces from rotating.
But the problem is I want the outer part of the arm to have an organic form and not look like straight up and down steps. I’m struggling to figure out how to model this. I tried a few different ways:
But it just looks crappy. I know this is a bit of a weird idea, so I’m not really after feedback about the design itself but I would love some direction on how to go about modelling this so that it looks nice Any help would be greatly appreciated!