Sunday, August 08, 2010

Finishing the reel

I discovered that while the mismatch of inner and outer loops can be sorted out on a single slice fairly easily, things get tougher when you have successive slices getting smaller as I do with the 45 degree angled slopes on the servo reel.

What I did was to make two halves of the reel with boolean operations like this...

Slice and Dice lets me control the print roads on each slice, so I simply arranged it so that inner and outer loops did not meet on one side...

...and left off loops on the other side to make the reel into two halves that fitted together.

So, it was effectively back to glued together plastic model airplane dodges again.

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