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How does it work?
show user profile  sheheryar_noor


Hi everyone,

I am bit confused about this thing, how it works, its mechanism i can't understand :P
I modeled the lid by slicing a cylinder and then scaling and extruding the border. The result isn't exact but somehow it looks like it. But if i rotate the lid for opening for opening it would rotate the whole along with its border.
So mechanism i am thinking about is the lid(cylindrical shape) thing is sliced when we open it the front lid slides over the back one,but when i see the lid i find it a single piece.The second thing i think about is
in 1st pic i underlined the area and i think there is gap between the border(rectangular area) so when we open the lid the cylindrical shape lid goes in the gap between the rectangular area and cylindrical area which are parts of lid.

Can anyone tell me how it works? And what does thing called ? :D
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5/8/2013 9:45:03 PM (last edit: 5/8/2013 9:45:03 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
and one thing i can model the half open but when i would close it then the back side could left open, the thing which i am not understanding where does the cylindrical shape lid hides if it moves backward and forward ,but if the back side is not moveable then how does it open being a single piece?

What does this thing called? any one know?
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5/8/2013 10:00:16 PM (last edit: 5/8/2013 10:00:16 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
It's a cutting board with a roll top dome. There are two pieces to the dome that move independently.
atm it's open and the two pieces are one inside the other.
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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5/8/2013 10:08:12 PM (last edit: 5/8/2013 10:08:12 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Yep. Easiest way to create the top thing is to get a cylinder and chop it into 4 lengthwise, then delete the lower half (as you've already done). Now detatch one of the remaining quaters (halves, technically), and add a push modifier to scale it in slightly. Add an edit poly modifier and muck around to create the edge rim. When you're done with the modelling side add a shell modifier to both quaters (or halves, technically) to add some thickness.

Oh yeah, never be afraid of making your model out of a hundred small objects (exaggerating), you often get a cleaner result, and turbosmooth often is easier to handle.
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5/9/2013 2:17:45 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 2:17:45 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
O.K ty ty. I am gonna model few and then jing it so you can see which one is fine. What does this hing called any idea?
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5/9/2013 3:51:27 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 3:51:27 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor

Ok here you go,4 snapshots of 2 models. First two pics"when it is open then it looks fine but in second pic if we close the same model there is a space between them which means it doesn't work in this way.

In last two pics when the lid is closed it looks fine but when it is opened then the back side shows in the front one.

And one more thing which i am thinking about is that the top area(cylindrical) is a single piece when we open it it slides in the space between the rectangular and the cylindrical area, and when i see the front area of the lid i don't see any gap.

Can you take a snapshot of how it works? or tell me what does this thing called so i can watch it on youtube

Thanks
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5/9/2013 4:21:13 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 4:21:13 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
You have to start again, sorry, there's too much wrong with the shape to adjust (unless you're a ninja). You need the top shape to be a perfect cylinder.

Here's a pic of the process I'd use:


1. Draw a cylinder and chop the top and bottom into 4.
2. Delete lower half.
3. Detatch one side.
4. Add a push modifier on one side to make it smaller/larger.
5.Add a shell modifier and adjust so the two halves match up.
6. Add a seperate base.
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5/9/2013 4:40:30 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 4:40:30 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Ok Ok TY TY :) the front one goes inside the back one and what i was doing i was sliding the front one above the back one.Rest i was doing fine but the mechanism wasn't going above my head wasn't getting it. I was sliding the front one above the back one

Thanks alot.
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5/9/2013 4:53:41 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 4:53:41 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Thank you Thank you.

I was sliding the front one above the back one but actually the front one goes inside the back one. Yeah it makes a sense.
I was confused about its opening and closing mechanism.

Thank You
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5/9/2013 4:55:21 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 4:55:21 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
No problem.
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5/9/2013 5:10:19 AM (last edit: 5/9/2013 5:10:19 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
dont you got a grandmother? all elderly people i've met have at least one of these in their kitchen

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5/10/2013 2:16:13 AM (last edit: 5/10/2013 2:16:13 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
lol stabby, but i don't know what does this thing called. Do you?
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5/13/2013 8:31:46 AM (last edit: 5/13/2013 8:31:46 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Google image "Bread bin" you will see a few of them.




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5/13/2013 10:23:52 AM (last edit: 5/13/2013 10:23:52 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Thank You :)
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5/13/2013 3:16:48 PM (last edit: 5/13/2013 3:16:48 PM)
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