March 1, 2013
This piece is another deliverable from IPD 501. The render was modeled in Solidworks off of a melted glob of ice cream. It took circa 20 hours to model in its entirety. In order to get it's realistic shape, I took a few side and front view photos of a melted glob of ice cream and used the images to aid in the surfacing process. Below is a SolidWorks rendering of the cone and melted ice cream assembly.
The base (melted ice cream) was machined on a Haas 3-axis CNC MiniMill. Machining time for the base was about 2 hours, and sanding time was roughly 5 hours.