3D carved capitel
In architecture, the Capitel forms the topmost member of a column or a pilaster. (also known as architectural capital and chapiter)
Therefore it mediates between the column and the load thrusting down upon it, broadening the area of the column’s supporting surface and supports the roof and its decorations. Its material can be stone, wood, glass, or metal.
The Capitel’s shape may be convex, as in the Doric order; concave, as in the inverted bell of the Corinthian order; or scrolling out, as in the Ionic order. These are the three principal types in which all Capitels in the classical tradition are based. The Composite order adds Ionic volutes to Corinthian acanthus leaves. as you can see this capitel is corinthian order.
This 3D carved capitel is a hundred percent practical to be made out of wood, stone, etc. or even for 3d printing.
You can also use the different formats of this model (which is stl, fbx, and obj) according to the software you are using. You will receive separate links to download each format.
If you didn’t find the size or format you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you out.
We can also make some changes to make this file more practical for your purpose.
You can also find different forms of 3D carved Capitels here.
A little hint on how to produce this object!
If you are using a 3D printer, the easiest way is to print it as it is shown on the render which is vertical. For getting a better result, we advise you to rotate it upside down for the 3D printing process. This would eliminate the need for additional supports. If you decide to do it horizontally, don’t forget to use supports in appropriate places to prevent deformation during the printing process.
Now if you are a CNC milling user and your material of choice is wood, the best way to do it is by using a 4 Axis CNC machine. Although, in this particular model you should try to machine it 4 Axis simultaneously for achieving the optimum results! On the other hand, if you don’t have a rotary axis then you need to fix the workpiece on the machine table and machine it in several index positions. You would need to machine it in 4 sections with 90º divisions. If you use a tapered spherical tool (also known as a carving tool for CNC machine), then you can machine this model in only one operation without the need for a separate roughing pass. To achieve the highest productivity it’s recommended to use a multi-head rotary CNC machine, therefore, you are able to produce multiple capitels at the same time.
And lastly, if the material is stone or glass, you can use electroplated tapered spherical tools to carve this model, and don’t forget to use plenty of proper coolant on the tool. It’s best that you do a separate roughing procedure for this model using a bigger tool or a disk, and then finish it with a smaller tool.