Starting work on 3D modelling the map from Ahsoka
There are diy kits for the puzzle. Just ordered one today. Was wondering how to carve into it but if plates are made, that would make things so much easier.
Yep that is what they did, you can see the ball underneath here. If it helps the ball is 8cmLooking at the Megaminx model, and then looking at the screencaps (thank you!), I'll bet the actual prop is a layer of 3D-printed "plates" glued on top of the Megaminx. You can tell by looking at the edges; they seem a little more "rounded" than the raw Megaminx. The designer would then only have to engineer 3 different types of "plates" to layer on top, and they you wouldn't have to design a rotation mechanism. And they wouldn't have to carve into the Megaminx.
Now, if someone with some 3D modeling skills and access to a Megaminx is able to design the series of "plates" that get layered on top, we might have a simpler way to make this! And for those of us who don't mind having a static prop, we'd only have to size the plates for whatever diameter sphere we want to use, no Megaminx necessary!
Yep that is what they did, you can see the ball underneath here. If it helps the ball is 8cm
Plates look to be about 3mm thick to me