Intro: 3D Printing My Chinese Name-kai
The instructable is about Chinese name by 3D Printing.
Step 1: Step 1:research the Meaning of My Name
锴/kai/ (simplified version) 鍇 ( original version)
Structure of Chinese Character: Left-Right
Radical ( Simplified version): 钅, means metal
Method of Creation: phonogram
It means an iron everyone says good.
Step 2: Step 2: Innovative Interpretation
锴/kai/ is a refined iron. The character is formed with two parts.
Besides the radical, the one at the right side is character 皆/jie/,
the upper part 比/bi/ looks like two people thumb up,
and bottom part 白/bai/ means speak in classical Chinese, and these two part puts together means everyone says good.
And when it combines with iron, then it has the meaning of a kind of iron everyone says good.
Step 3: Step 3: Design
However,to express the iron everyone thumbs up is a challenge to me. I think this kind of iron is used for casting sword after an ironsmith hammered it time and time again. So an ironsmith hammering a sword is something I want to use to represent Chinese character 锴。
Step 4: Step4: 3D Modeling
In the 3D model, I built an iron-cast shop, the ironsmith is hammering a sword, while some raw iron are on the shelf and an unsuccessful sword is also on the floor. This scene shows that to made a good sword is not easy, it needs to be hammered over and over, and also failures will happen.
Step 5: Step5: Further Improvement
For further improvement, I would like to add some structure on the arms to make it swing up and down and then it could present the process of hammering.