Constructing a shape as near to a sphere as possible

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Squeaky
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Constructing a shape as near to a sphere as possible

Post by Squeaky » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:06 am

Hi,

I wish to construct a shape from different coloured hardwoods that is as near to a sphere as possible
I have a CNC machine
Any ideas

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Post by robertw » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:02 am

This article might give you some ideas: http://www.software3d.com/TuteSpherical.php

It's not about using wood, but could be helpful.

You can also go to the unfolded net view or the 3D folding net view and use "Net->Show Edge Data->Dihedral Angles" or "Mitre Angles" to display these angles on the model. You could then use these to know what angle to cut the edges of each piece.

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