On this page you can download a simple Moorish 3D design. The design falls into the category of interlaced Moorish ornaments and is several hundred years old.

The basis for the drawing of this Moorish 3D design has been the 2D ornament which you can download here: Interlaced Moorish ornaments

With the help of this 2D ornament, we have created a 3D design using 3D CAD software. This 3D design is actually a bas-relief and can be made on CNC engrawing or routing machines in various materials, printed on a 3D printer or used as a 3D model. As you can see in the picture, the design is simple but very beautiful and interesting, which only confirms that Moorish decorative art was at an extremely high level. If you need more Moorish ornaments, you can find them in the category of our site called ’Arabic Ornaments’. Based on them, you can create nice 3D models that can be used not only for projects inspired by Moorish or Oriental art, but also for projects with other topics.


Moorish 3D design
3D CAD software used for modeling

Blender for modeling and Rhino 3D (and T-splines plug-in) for converting into NURBS surfaces

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

Solid 3D model  - .stp (Standardized 3D graphic exchange file format)

Available polygonal mesh file formats

.obj and .stl (Standard Tessellation Language - Stereolithography file format).

OBJ Mesh - Quads only; Vertices: 886; Edges: 1584; Faces: 699; 3D model without texture and materials; you need to finish this 3D model (there is no bottom surfaces, you must merge the two meshes with boolean operations)

STL Mesh - CNC engraving ready; Only triangles; Vertices: 136138; Edges: 408474; Faces: 272316; Mesh does not have any degenerate faces, non manifold edges, naked edges, duplicate faces...


The Moorish 3D design has been created as a polygonal mesh 3D model, and the NURBS 3D model has been obtained through conversion in the software in which the 3D design had been drawn. If you need to draw 3D models like this, the polygonal mesh modeling approach to this process is incomparably easier than NURBS. You can get a smooth polygonal mesh surface using subdivision, and if you need a NURBS 3D model, nowadays there is a wide variety of 3D CAD software that can convert polygonal mesh 3D models into NURBS 3D models and vice versa.


Download 3D model (BREP and NURBS)

Submitted by Ceh Jan