[OpenSCAD] too many hexagons crashes openscad (how many is too many?)
a at webbrain.io
Sun Oct 28 11:10:35 EDT 2018
I am a complete beginner trying to build a somewhat unusual object.
I would like to 3D print in metal a thin sheet with 100,000 hexagons on top
However, once I go past 20,000 object openscad crashes every time.
This is my code so far:
for (x = [2:2:200], // <--- I WANT TO INCREASE THIS VALUE to 600
y = [2:2:200]) // <--- I WANT TO INCREASE THIS VALUE to 400
// ((x/2)%2) to alternate even and odd rows
cylinder($fn = 6, h = 1, r1 = 1.15, r2 = 1, center = true);
Which produces something like this:
I may be missing something obvious which makes the code take too much
memory. Is there an alternative, or have I hit the limits? Otherwise, does
it simply seem like a limitation from my computer?
Thank you for any guidance.
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