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92 Gears - Animation Study by TaffGoch 92 Gears - Animation Study by TaffGoch
Feasibility study, for potential photo-realistic rendering

Red gears: 20 teeth, 12 count
Blue gears: 24 teeth, 20 count
Yellow gears: 13 teeth, 60 count

Red gears aligned with icosahedron vertices Blue gears aligned with dodecahedron vertices

Polyhedral basis for red & blue gears: buckyball

Regarding all 92 gears, the central rotation axes are aligned with the vertices of a frequency 3v, class-I geodesic tessellation of an icosahedron

Modeled in SketchUp Animated in JASC Animation Shop
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Minor edit (28 July 2011): Adjusted GIF dither, to reduce obvious color "banding," and added internal "geodesic cage" support frame
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See stereo version, 92 Gears - Animation Stereo3D
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Rendered version; work-in-progress, so far: 92 Gears - Caged
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TimSanford Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Dear TaffGoch,

Your gear graphics are very impressive. Is it possible to purchase a license from you for just a still, grayscale image? I might only need a grayscale image of one of them.

Thank you very much.

Have a nice day.
Best regards,
TS
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Tim,

You may use an image, without license, under the condition that attribution is provided.

-Taff
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bassfiend Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Nifty.
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Hop41 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
The numbers 21 and 13 are surprising to me.

And so are the counts 20 for blue and 12 for red. At first glance I would expect the reds to have a multiple of 5 and the blues to have a multiple of 6.
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Quite right, Hollister, :doh:

I revised the model, but failed to revise the metrics in the text description. I have, today, corrected that oversight.

The red (pentagonal/dodecahedral center) gear tooth-count is, indeed, a multiple of 5, and the blue (triangular/icosahedral center) tooth-count is divisible by 3.

Getting the yellow gear tooth-count correct was a matter of trial & error, by resizing the red & blue gear diameters. I had to "sneek up" on a reasonable solution.

-Taff
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesomely psychadelic. :D
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clouded-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how long did this take!
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
About a day.

(Actually, just about all of a day! I'd have to say ~15 hrs.)
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clouded-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa
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pangeranberbajuputih Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent. I'm out of word.
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thanks, to all, for the complimentary comments.... :handshake:
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude that is kick ass!
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
way cool!!!!
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casteeld Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
This is too AWESOME!!!

Can you do the same animation in cross-eyed stereo? :please:
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Don, see cross-eyed stereo version: 92 Gears - Animation Stereo3D
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casteeld Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Outstanding!! :wow::clap:
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I just took today to revamp the gears, to more equally-space the yellow gears.

Next, I'll give a stereo version a try. (It's been awhile since I've done one, and never with SketchUp, but all the tools I need are there.)
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Sponge1310 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool! You should check if it's 3D printable :D But then all the gears somehow would have to be connected to a center...
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Jeroen,

If you look closely, you'll see that I've amended the model; providing an internal frame that secures the 92 axial shafts
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I've used Shapeways to 3D-print a couple of models, but it's still way too expensive.

Maybe, when the price becomes more-reasonable....
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Wow, sir, this is awesome, can't wait for the P-R render!
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ely862me Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent!
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