I’ve been teaching myself the MASH toolkit in Autodesk Maya. It’s been a lot of fun to learn. As a challenge, I decided to design a hexagonal-based structure, which I then cut into some reclaimed redwood with my X-Carve CNC:
I applied a ‘natural’ stain to the inside section, and a darker ‘walnut’ stain to the outside. The rough cut was with a 1/8″ 1-flute upcut endmill, and I did a pencil-cleanup pass with a 1/16″ 2-flute upcut endmill. Whole cut took maybe 45 minutes. The piece measures 8″ square, and the cut is around 1″ deep at the lowest point. I used MeshCAM to generate the toolpaths from the stl file exported from Maya.