Tuesday, October 2, 2007

diamond rack and pinion

It is the crazy auto adjusting of qutemol that gives the illusion that the pinion is just turning up the rack. I thought I compensated for it by zooming out a little, but I guess not. If anyone really wants it, I will make a NE1/POV-ray animation that shows the rack turning the pinion. However you can see there is a nice fit between the teeth for pretty precise control. Also everything is at the same scale as the rest of the diamond parts I have. The rack started out as a shaft section on my diamond cam.

The gear moiety allows for a large range of diameters too.


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