Introduction: 3D Printed "Stay Home" Anamorphic Text

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Giving the circumstances that the world is going through right now, I wanted to join the people on the 3D printing community that are helping with their projects.

This project isn't much but I thought of sharing it anyway. joining the #stayhome trend to show the importance of self quarantine to help decrease and slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

this is a desk-top item that shows the words "Stay", "Home" respectively depending on the angle it is seen from.

I designed this model using Fusion 360 and below are the steps to create your own or use this method to create other text or anamorphic art.

It can be 3D printed on any settings with some support.

Post processing is optional.


3D printer (can use online printing servies)

Step 1: 3D Modeling 1

In Fusion 360, I used the "Text" tool from "Sketch" menu and wrote the word "STAY" using a bold font

Step 2: 3D Modeling 2

Then I extruded the text using the extrude tool to a generous length the longer the better, because the access wont matter at the next step)

Step 3: 3D Modeling 3

Then on the other axis of the design I wrote the word "HOME" using the same bold font.

Step 4: 3D Modeling 4

Then again, using the extrude tool I pulled the word "HOME" to intersect with the previously extruded word "STAY" and chose the option "Intersect" from the Operation menu.

So I was left with the shape in the picture above, all the parts at which the letters of the two words intersect each other.

Step 5: 3D Modeling 5

Now in the "bodies" selection menu on the left side, we find that many bodies have been created.

I went ahead and highlighted the bodies I want to keep in the image above.

Then I selected all the bodies except these that I want to keep, and hit "V" on the keyboard or just simple toggle the light bulb icon next to each body to hide it until I was left with the second image.

Step 6: 3D Modeling 6

Finally I drew a simple rectangle using the sketch tool and extruded it downwards so it becomes a base for the letters to sit on.

You can use any shape of base you like.

Finally I gave the edges of the base a "Fillet" to round them off.

Step 7: 3D Printing and Finishing Up

If you haven't tried modeling it yourself, go ahead and download the model attached! and print it using your preferred settings.

Using support is advised.

You can use different color for the base by pausing the printer, changing the color, and hitting continue to print the letters with a different color or material.

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