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Super SolidWorks Brothers Mobius Strip

The other day I was on a website called Shapeways where you can upload, 3dprint and sell your 3d models. There I shall something that was a blast from 1985 someone a designer named Joaquin Baldwin design a couple of Modius strips. For those who don’t know, Modius strip has several curious properties. A line drawn starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the "other side". If continued the line will meet the starting point and will be double the length of the original strip. This single continuous curve demonstrates that the Modius strip has only one boundary.

Shapeways SMB1-1

Well the blast from 85 was Super Mario Brothers level 1-1 as a Modius strip. Maybe, I could make a Modius strip in SolidWorks? So I went my SolidWorks utility belt and started digging around with feature ideas. That’s when I came across the video below. When you watch the video, it’s not SolidWorks, but if you know your features you’ll realize that FLEX is your tool for this one.

So I modeled a small part of this level, not to Joaquin’s detail and gave it to you.



Click to View the Full Resolution of the level 1-1


Download MARIO PART 1-1 This is modeled in 2013 sp 0.0


Bob McGaughey, Certified Mario Expert


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