IDeas/Help designing Stone/brick veneer

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jcspball13
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IDeas/Help designing Stone/brick veneer

Post by jcspball13 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Working on updating the posts on my porch. I was just going tio use wood or buy stone veneer from Lowes, when I realized, why not try to print it?

A few obstacles I have run into, and could use some advice

First, I am assuming ABS would need to be used to avoid heat problems. What sort of paint/finish should I use to keep the "bricks" from breaking down to fast?

Also, I am a Solidworks user, but mostly use it for sheetmetal applications (day job) and don't really know how to begin to program a stone or brick finish; I am more of a flat surface guy as of right now.

Any ideas would be a huge help!

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Re: IDeas/Help designing Stone/brick veneer

Post by Hugs » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:55 pm

OpenSCAD has a Surface function that may be of interest.

I just did a quick Google image search for "brick heightmap"

Obviously not the ideal map but just as a starting point to give you an idea:

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surface(file="brick.png", center=true, convexity=5);
%translate([0,0,2]) cube([100,100,1], center=true);
produces:
oscad-hmap.PNG

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