12 Blogs of Christmas – Star

Tree Ornaments – Star

 

In today’s blog we are going to create a Star to sit atop the  tree. It is a fairly big star at 20cm across.

To model the Star we will be using circular sketch pattern. First, I sketched one point.

Star

 

Drawing a centerline and 2 angled lines down from the tip. I am not concerned about length as I will dimension after having a completed shape.

To fix the lines I added a symmetry relation between end points and a 36 degree angle between the lines.

I then used circular sketch pattern to create the 5 points of the star.

Star

 

I Cleaned up the sketch by trimming away what isn’t needed and add in relations and construction geometry to fully define the sketch.

Star

 

Now offset the edges to create 3 areas we can extrude with a gap in between.

Star

 

Extrude this 4mm across and add some fillets.

Star

 

For the star to be usable we need to add a sleeve for the top of tree, I did this using a simple sketch and a thin revolve.

Star

Then attach a gold appearance to finish off the design.

Star

 

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