In the picture there is a 3D model that is called the ‘Genus 6 3D surface’ and offered for download here.

To MCAD (Mechanical Computer Aided Design) 3D software users this model may look complicated to draw, but using 3D graphics software that models with polygonal mesh, it can be created in a few minutes. We have used Blender and TopMod software to model, and 3D Rhinoceros software and its plug-in called T-splines to convert polygonal mesh to NURBS 3D model. If you have any idea how to use this strange 3D surface, feel free to download and use it. It has been well-modeled, as you can see, so it can serve as an initial 3D model for designing more complex math art bodies.


Genus 6 3D surface
3D CAD software used for modeling


- Topmod for modeling

- Rhino 3D and T-splines plug-in for conversion to NURBS 3D surfaces

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

Surface 3D model - .igs (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)

Available polygonal mesh file formats


OBJ Mesh - Quads and triangles; Vertices: 1200; Edges: 2440; Faces: 1230; Mesh topology supports multiple subdivisions; 3D model without texture and materials


Download 3D model (BREP and NURBS)
Download 3D model (polygonal mesh)

Submitted by Ceh Jan