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Could one theoretically as a rithmatist use enough chalk on a chalking to make a 3d object? similar to how a 3d printer can make 3d out of a series of layers? Would that work or would it just collapse?

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I'm not sure if that would work as the amount of chalk needed for such an endeavor would be astronomical, but hey I think that while this method may not be the way I think there could be other ways of creating 3d chalklings *cough, cough* Glyph of Rending *cough*

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On 06/05/2017 at 11:17 AM, Cosmere Savant said:

I'm not sure if that would work as the amount of chalk needed for such an endeavor would be astronomical, but hey I think that while this method may not be the way I think there could be other ways of creating 3d chalklings *cough, cough* Glyph of Rending *cough*

My understanding has it that the Glyph of Rending keeps the Chalklings two-dimensional but allows them to bite/slash/attack three-dimensional objects. Then again, it's been a couple months since I read Rithmatist.

On 05/26/2017 at 8:45 AM, Just another guyn said:

Could one theoretically as a rithmatist use enough chalk on a chalking to make a 3d object? similar to how a 3d printer can make 3d out of a series of layers? Would that work or would it just collapse?

With standard Rithnatist chalk, I doubt the object would have enough structural integrity to hold its own weight. But if you formulated a special chalk that could hold itself... I dunno on that one. That might be a good question for Brandon.

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On 6/11/2017 at 7:47 PM, Elenion said:

My understanding has it that the Glyph of Rending keeps the Chalklings two-dimensional but allows them to bite/slash/attack three-dimensional objects. Then again, it's been a couple months since I read Rithmatist.

Well it did say that Chalklings with the Glyph of Rending were the ones who wound the giant springs on the springrail engines. So it's possible that chalkling are 3d when given the Glyph of Rending as I don't see how they could do it without that benefit.

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I doubt the Glyph of Rending makes them three-dimensional. I just read Rithmatist for the first time so it's pretty fresh in my head and the wild chalklings which Joel is quite certain are capable of eating him are still two-dimensional, as were the ones in the recollection of the Rithmatised Mary Rowlandson who saw them kill people despite being 2d..How they do this is a mystery but if 2d chalklings can attack people we can assume they're capable of more mundane tasks like winding springs.

Going back to the original question, this could easily be a case of 'technically yes but it would be so impractical that nobody will do it', like various crazy applications of cosmere magic systems that people have asked Brandon about. If you could get enough chalk to layer it that thickly and if you could get chalk able to hold its form like that, maybe you could get a three-dimensional chalkling but I'm sure it would require a ridiculous amount of the stuff and just imagine how long it would take and how tired your arms would be after all that sketching...

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Chalk is kinda dusty - easily Gone With The Wind...

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I really like this idea, because physics really seem to have little effect on chalklings in general, and I think a 3D chalkling a foot high would be extremely strong (like lifting power) but then you could just hit it with a crowbar... QUESTION FOR BRANDON.

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I believe glyph of rending was saying carve with chalklings. Also, this could likely be possible assuming the rithmatist does it all by hand. Another option is trace a 3d object that is either very light and flexible, or that can be dissolved without damaging the chalk.

 

An interesting idea I've put to use already in an rp with some friends (it is quite my own, although some forms of magic have been taken from books. They however, were modified.)

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if we could do 3d chalklings, we would also open up the possibility of 3d lines of warding, with a whole lot of potential bind points. have fun calculating those with triangles!

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