Honeycomb… need help!

Honeycomb... need help!

Hi everyone.
I am working on our assignment and got stuck in the middle. Ben was right, modelling with hexagons would NOT be a piece of cake!
Maybe someone can help me out. This is up to where I’ve got now. I’ll briefly describe what steps I’ve taken.

-Modelled the ring surface
-With lunchbox added a hexagon surface parameter, and defined with number slides the size and amount of hexagons.
-Exploded it
-Offset, and changed distance to -d so the offset went inside the hexagons and not outside.
The offset right now destroys (I don’t know how to express this, but corners do not meet when I offset the hexagons. This is something about the plane right?).

Well… hopefully someone of you has an idea. Thanks!

Honeycomb... need help!

Hi everyone.
I am working on our assignment and got stuck in the middle. Ben was right, modelling with hexagons would NOT be a piece of cake!
Maybe someone can help me out. This is up to where I’ve got now. I’ll briefly describe what steps I’ve taken.

-Modelled the ring surface
-With lunchbox added a hexagon surface parameter, and defined with number slides the size and amount of hexagons.
-Exploded it
-Offset, and changed distance to -d so the offset went inside the hexagons and not outside.
The offset right now destroys (I don’t know how to express this, but corners do not meet when I offset the hexagons. This is something about the plane right?).

Well… hopefully someone of you has an idea. Thanks!

3D printing…WITH FOOD!

3D printing…WITH FOOD!

Hey everybody! Last night I spent a good time reading about different applications for 3D printing. It made me think all day how this will change the future. If you think about it, this tool may be applied to almost any field where there are 3d objects involved…

Among the articles I read there was even a guy who tried to print his own shut gun…

This article was probably the funniest and most surprising of all. Hope you enjoy the article. (Take a look at the second machine)

3D printing…WITH FOOD!

Hey everybody! Last night I spent a good time reading about different applications for 3D printing. It made me think all day how this will change the future. If you think about it, this tool may be applied to almost any field where there are 3d objects involved…

Among the articles I read there was even a guy who tried to print his own shut gun…

This article was probably the funniest and most surprising of all. Hope you enjoy the article. (Take a look at the second machine)