A month ago one of my sons’ toys inspired me to try and model it in Madeup. Here is the original set of magnetic blocks:
And here is my first attempt at modeling them using Madeup’s
dowel command with rounded bends:
Notice the hole in the middle. Given how the rounding is implemented, I was not able to remove it. You can bet that I was haunted by that hole. I took some time to design a new solidifier so that I could create this shape. The solidifier is called
table. One feeds it a list of cross sections, all of the same cardinality, and the cross sections are connected together.
The shape generated by
table has no hole.
Someday soon I’ll have a more general
loft solidifier, which will allow cross sections of different cardinalities.