10. TriCube or Forward to Past
Sonoma fits well with it. Sonoma compliments it perfectly.
To be totally honest TriCube was not my first Sketchup project. First thing I printed in 3D was Sir Penrose coordinate motion machine. I just could’ve done but pay a tribute to his ingenuity by making it the first.
The TriCube came after that.
The story of it is long and lonely. There was a time of obsession with pure cubic forms in my past.
I made Concubation then, which was even produced in a small series.
Of course I couldn’t avoid the Triple Cubes appeared on the famous “Waterfall” by Maurits Escher, which every designer attempted to instill in some form.
My version was only a sketch. Now it’s in the queue of course for future 3D modeling.
Although nice and functioning they were still somewhat imperfect, somewhat jittery. I was looking for the best dissection of the cube which when assembled will look like a cube and nothing else. And Sir Penrose mechanism turned out to be the best choice once again.
It was a time of pencils and paper, time of rubber erasers, and manual calculations. Gosh, was it the last century or even one before that? I happened to find a piece of paper with some of the scribbles: It appeared in 3D as a paper model only. Wayne Daniel evaluated its feasibility to be produce out of wood and found it impossible. The paper model disappeared. All I got left were several low quality photos. I thought this was the end.