Picture of Love and hate 3D printed word blocks
Yin and yang, sweet and sour, and love and hate. It's fun to pair up words and let them play off of each other. I always liked the love/hate split myself so I decided to make a 3D printed item to honor it.

Look at this from one side, it's "love." Look at it from the other, it's "hate." Look at it from other angles and it's a bit of a mishmash. Make of that what you will.

I'm not here to talk about philosophy and dichotomy, though. I mostly wanted to play around with shapes and 3D printing and this is a fun test that can be quickly recreated.

Step 1: Create word outlines

Picture of Create word outlines
I used Illustrator for the first step of creating the vector paths for the letter outlines. Just type of the words you want, choose a font, and make the outlines. Easy peasy.
nfk113 years ago
ok that is beast
This is sweet! But i dont have a 3-D printer is there a way i can like send the desgin of the words to someone to print it?
Shapeways and Ponoko both do this
MR.Geo3 years ago
This reminds me a lot of anearlier entry in the competition by ziggalo about a 3d perspective signature model. I do like it though and the images that you have entered of your model give a much nicer face to the final product.
fungus amungus (author)  MR.Geo3 years ago
Oh, nice, I hadn't seen that. It's the same results with a different technique. ziggalo cuts away at the first extrusion with the second and I'm intersecting the 2.

One problem that both of these have, though, is that it can be difficult to line up each view. That's probably worse with ziggalo's since those models are more intricate.

The next test I want to do for this is to create two extrusions and then taper each one in towards the front of the word a little bit. This way, the whole extrusion can line up along with perspective and be easier to read.
fungus amungus (author)  fungus amungus3 years ago
ilpug3 years ago
Oh man... this is trippy!
SHIFT!3 years ago
Hey Ed, on TV Tropes, there's an interesting word I think would fit your print quite nicely. It's called "Tsundere"
I love it ... I think ????
Nicely done !
sabu.dawdy3 years ago
fungus amungus (author)  sabu.dawdy3 years ago
Thank you
rimar20003 years ago
fungus amungus (author)  rimar20003 years ago