Introduction: Design & Fabricate a 3-dimensional Surface Pattern Design in Corian
Using a 2-dimensional surface pattern design--as borrowed, and then variably augmented, from a Python open source script--component populate the pattern into a gridded geometric scaffold over any number of surfaces before exporting the wires, or lines, from your CAD program to a CNC program for setting up tool paths, where variable depths, along the length of the line/s, can be introduced. Try testing your CNC Milled output in a buttery, easy-to-mill--and inexpensive--material, like foam or MDF, before committing to Corian. You can play with the scale & orientation of the pattern, its depth/s, and can add additional detail, should you like. We added what we've called "Sepals," to our Tussock pattern, as a geometric transition between the center button area, or Ovule, and the clustered blades, or Petal formations. Each time a change or update is made to your pattern, re-component populate the pattern back into the grid system over the surfaces, before, again, exporting anew to a CNC program for Milling. Depending on how much scalar variation there is with your grid system, the patten will read as highly differentiated.
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