Slices Of 3D Models: Almost Looks like Art

Saturday, October 29, 2016

During my time interning at Autodesk (formerly Delcam) in 2014, I spent some time making a feature that sliced 3D models. These slices could be turned into pretty much anything: SVGs, PNGs, special vector formats for CAD, even more 3D models.

To test the feature's performance, I sliced various complicated 3D models. Some of the results were pretty beautiful.

Below are a collection of SVGs and PNGs that I saved from that time. I played around with heightmapping the SVGs with color,

The black and white PNGs are a single slice of the image, whereas the colorful SVGs contain each slice from the model, with the color of the lines representing the distance from the observer.

Peacock


Masks





Flower Closeup



Starfish