In this tutorial, we will create a triply periodic, cubic abstract based on an implementation of the Schwarz P minimal surface. You will need 3dsmax 2010 or higher to follow along. No additional plugins or addons required. The techniques used here make use of general polygonal modeling tools, and can be translated to almost any capable polygonal modeling package. The result is ideal for 3d printing, and can also be used as an interesting scene prop, or jewelry item, in a 3d render.
Model A Cubic Lattice Abstract For 3D Print