A couple of years ago I joined a musical group. This year our group wil perform Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat. This year i’m not playing, but one of the set-builders (hope this is the right English word). We want to build a large sphinx, which i want to make on my MPCNC. I downloaded an STL from thingiverse and enlarged it and cut away the pieces that I don’t need. It is far to big to fit in/under my mpcnc, so i want to cut up/slice/whatever the STL in pieces of 4-5 cm thick (approximately 1.5-2"), but I don’t know how to do that. I want to mill layers out of styrofoam and glue them together.
Is there anyone that can explain a -preferabely- simple method to do so?
When one wants to try I have the STL here sphinx stl
Thanks in advance!
I’ve never done that. It sounds like a fun project. I did some short googling, and it looks like netfabb has a SLICE function that sounds like what you need. You need to slice an STL into 2D planes. That’s about what I googled, but I didn’t find anything too helpful.
Thank you for your answers. The step-by-step tutorial seems to work, only is fusion360 “closing unexpectedly” time after time. I managed to cut it into 16 pieces so far
Work in progress!
Looks like Slicer for fusion 360 can run by itself. It is what replaced 123d make, which would do this perfectly.
I watched a YT video about slicer, it looks promising!
I ended up slicing by hand in fusion360. The first pieces are milled now. I deliberately only used the roughing function of ESTLCAM, I like the effect as much as the director oy the musical does
TIme to move on to the next layer! 4 Layers to go for the face of Nefertiti (not a sfinx anymore)
That looks great so far. Can’t wait to see the finished product.
Just have to touch up the top of the hat and paint a little… Could/should have used 2sided milling…
Please count to about 2,384 when the newbie tries to spraypaint the foam. Unless the jury is all theater tech/artists/miniature gamers, it won’t be considered justified…