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Goofy Lava Lamp CAD Replica

The Problem

Create a replica of an existing project that features a light in CAD so that it can be 3D printed and manufactured again. The replica also need to include joints and animation for the assembly

The Solution

Create a sketch first with the photo of the original product, then plan how each part will be modeled. Finally, we have a replica with an animated movie.



sketch of the goofy lava lamp
reference of the original lava lamp from Diznoid Toys

The next big step: sketch

First, I found the image of the original product for educational purposes. Courtesy of Diznoid Toys (Link). Then, based on this image, I sketched out the same model with all the parts and mechanics labeled.

fifth rendering of the lava lamp
fifth rendering of the lava lamp

Early renderings: from start to finish

At various points in the modeling stage, I then rendered the images Fusion 360 that record just how the model went from just a sculpture block to the full replica. Here are all the renderings in all their glory. Click on the thumbnails for a full view.


third rendering of the lava lamp
fourth rendering of the lava lamp
fifth rendering of the lava lamp