For mothers day I wanted to create something very unique for my wife. So going along with the same idea as my previous instructable Generate-a-unique-shadow-casting-sculpture
, I decided to make something a little less tangible, but even more intimate.
This personalized candle holder displays a silhouette of my family on the wall and some text on a table using only the light from a little tiny votive candle. If done correctly, the shadow will be indifferent to the specific height of the wick and flame (within the typical sizes for votive candles that is).Instead of hanging a photo with nails, or a mural with wallpaper/paint, the candle holder...and thus the shadow, can be swapped out easily for different occasions, even during the daytime hours!
Autodesk 123D and Catch
3D printing service
Please note that the 3D printing is essential, because no other practical solution exists for creating such a structure. NONE!
Also note that I rely heavily on annotating my images in this instructable since the easiest way to see what I’m doing is with a screen capture (Shift-Command-3), upload, and click for an instant note. Except for a few rarities, every image is tagged somewhere, so if you see a blank one, look for a itsy square crammed at the top of the image. Sometimes, I see this happening on both mine and other’s ‘ibles and I don’t know why. Clicking on the next image and then going back sometimes repairs the problem.
Parallels 7 running Windows 8 (AutoDesk is working on a Mac Version of 123D, but not yet out)