Tom's POVRay Noseman Magnet

The picture above was made with this demo POV file and this magnet object POV file

About this Object

This is based on the Noseman magnet made by Adams Manufacturing. The "underside" of this magnet is not there. You can't see this in the above view, but the nose is wider at the base than at the top or the tip.


The magnet is oriented to stick to a wall in the X-Y plane at Z=0, protruding out in the -Z direction, and is centered around the Z axis. This is shown in the picture above. The magnet body is 1.6 units in diameter, and the round part protrudes 3/8 units in the -Z direction from the "wall". The nose extends out to 1 and 1/8 units -Z.

Problems and Future Work

The back of this magnet should be hollow, with plastic box that holds a metal cage, a magnet, and a clear plastic clip that holds it together. None of this has been modelled. All of this stuff on the underside causes the plastic front to sit almost an eight of an inch off the surface, so the origin should to be moved to compensate for that.

The join between the slant and the round of the nose is not mathematically correct, and a seam is visible there. On the real object the bridge of the nose is not flat, but curves inward slightly. The nose as modelled is not rounded on the edges. The real magnet has slight depressions around the eyes. None of the flat parts are totally flat in the real magnet (this could probably be handled with a texture).


This web page, the associated image(s), and POV files are all copyright 2004 by Thomas A. Fine (that's me!). I hereby grant free distribution rights, including for-profit uses, in full or in part, provided only that copyright notices are preserved and due credit is given.

WARNING: This POV object is based on a real object. I'm not aware of any legal issues related to the design of that real object. It is the user's responsibility to cover your ass.

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