Drawstring Key Bag

Drawstring Key Bag

This scrap (faux) leather bag with a Celtic key theme is an initial exploration of a technique for using small scraps of leather or similar material leftover from other projects. I thought the tiles would be fun with a minimal Celtic key pattern motif in the center of each, then leaned into the theme with a circular key pattern ring on the bottom and, some 3D printed key, sculpted in Nomad Sculpt.

The SVG for the “leather locker” tile is linked below. You will likely want to adjust the slot height to match the thick ness of the material you are using. Let me know if you use it to make anything interesting!

This file is for personal, non-commercial use only.  Note that, by referencing these, you are agreeing to release any variations you create under identical terms.

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Leather Locker SVG

Jack-O-Lantern

A quick jack-o-lantern modeled and (vertex) painted in Nomad Sculpt on the iPad, animated in Blender.

Depthmaps Straight from Nomad Sculpt

Triknot Depth Map

This is an update to my last post on modeling Celtic knots in Nomad Sculpt and creating depthmaps in Blender to carve with laser engravers and CNC machines. A newer feature in Nomad Sculpt makes it possible to export a depthmap directly, without having to go through Blender. A checkbox option in the debug menu (named “Heightmap”) switches to a depthmap view, which can be exported as a render. For best results, use a bitmap editor to spread the dynamic range.

I made a short video with a walkthrough:

Triangular Celtic Knot Single Image Stereogram

Triangular Celtic Knot Depthmap

Celtic knot modeled in Nomad Sculpt on iPad, converted to a depthmap in Blender, then made into a single-image stereogram using a custom hammered copper tile pattern.

Click for larger view.

Square Celtic Knot 2 Single Image Stereogram

Square Celtic Knot 2 Depthmap

Celtic knot modeled in Nomad Sculpt on iPad, converted to a depthmap in Blender, then made into a single-image stereogram using a custom hammered copper tile pattern.

Click image for larger view.