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Blender 3D Printing by Example by Vicky Somma

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Nesting Array Modifiers

You can add more than one Array Modifier to build off the existing pattern. Once we have a row of bricks, for example, we can add another Array Modifier, set the Z offset, and easily make additional rows. However, in real life the bricks are staggered and alternate between every row:

Real life bricks are staggered.

A solution is three total Array Modifiers:

  • One to copy the single brick to make a row of bricks
  • One to copy that row just once and offset it so they are staggered with the first
  • One to copy our pair of staggered rows so they alternate back and forth:
The original brick and the impact of successive Array ...

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