It would feel less like cheating if all the gears meshed, but it's still pretty sweet.
You just beat me to this!
Not if your heart's not into it.You could always "bypass" it, but you have to appreciate fine art(ery).
It's by the same artist.
Does he have any others?
I only know about what's in his YouTube account.
Did you hear that?
That was the sound of 30,000 steampunks orgasming at once.
if every gear meshed with every adjacent gear in this sculpture, none of them could turn.
Duh. But other layouts are possible that would look less cheaty.
I am intrigued by this and other ideas of yours, and would wish to subscribe to your newsletter if I didn't already get it.Thanks for pointing this neat thing out!
I guess. It comes down to something like a sphere packing problem, doesn't it? A certain amount of open space is required. It's true I suppose that the gears could all be more significantly out of round in a coordinated way. Next version maybe.
And anyway I think it looks awesome and "cheaty" only as far as it looks like it's cheating the subsection pertaining to paper in the laws of physics.
Wow. They're made of paper.
Am I the only one who takes one look and thinks: "come on mate, it wouldn't be that hard to cut proper involute profiles on those teeth"?
No. But I'll cut them some slack for being awesome. :)
I was actually wondering the same thing... it would make it turn a whole lot more smoothly.... and jamie... how odes it look cheaty? i'm trying to think where could have more meshyness.. but i dont see it. ^_^
freakin awesome though!!
They need this in the next Hellraiser movie.
note that all these shapes (cube, heart, etc.) are special cases since the gears are essentially 2d shapes drawn on a sphere and extruded out from the center to infinity. just cut whatever form you want out of that infinite volume and HOLY CRAP IT ROTATES.