I have always been fascinated with Voronoi patterns and placing them onto objects. They add an organic and random feel to many objects, but they can be difficult to create. I found this cool tutorial on Instructables that uses Meshmixer to add a Voronoi pattern to an object. Since I am new to Meshmixer, this was the perfect tutorial to try.
I made a simple vase, exported it in .stl format and imported it into Meshmixer. Following the Instructables tutorial I added the pattern to the vase. I sliced the vase using Simplify3D’s vase mode which makes the outer shell one nozzle diameter thick. I’m happy with the results.
- Design Software: Custom Software and Meshmixer
- Slicing Software: Simplify3D using vase mode
- Printer: Ultimaker2+
- Filament: Timberfill “Cinnamon”
- Layer Height: 0.15mm
- Nozzle: 0.6mm
- Height: 100mm
- Diameter at base: 50mm
- Print: g0019
Typical Voronoi pattern:
Voronoi pattern photo credit: rocscience.com