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.