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3D Object, 2D Analysis

The 3D object that i have chosen for my 2D analysis is my USB-C Hub Adapter that i got for my Macbook Pro.

Why did I get this object?

I got this object over other adapters because it is uniquely designed and has a modern look that other adapter don’t seem to have. It is compact and does not have any wires sticking out so its easy to carry around and looks neat.


The design of this adapter complements the object that it was created for which is the Macbook Pro. It has a similar design with the laptop, rounded rectangle if viewed from the top, and rectangular if viewed from the sides.

The adapter if viewed from the top surface is a rounded rectangle

If viewed from the side, the adapter is a rectangle.


The colours are also the same with the Macbook Pro, which is space grey, hence when it is attached to the macbook Pro, it does not stand out or look odd, but instead it blends in seamlessly with the device and looks like it is part of it.

The adapter next to the Macbook Pro


Without the protruding parts, the adapter is symmetrical vertically and horizontally if viewed from different angles. However, when including the protruding parts, the object becomes asymmetrical instead and is only symmetrical from the sides (ignoring the concaving ports and just looking at the shape of the object)

Line shows possible the axes that would form the symmetry


If comparing the ratio of the size of the protruding parts and the body of the adapter, its is 1: 56. Meaning to say the protruding part would be an XS, while the main body of the adapter could possibly be an L.

The boxes showing how many times bigger the adapter’s body is as compared to the protruding part


At first glance, it may look like the protruding parts of the adapter is awkwardly positioned. If you divide it into half, the protruding parts would seem like they are in the middle of the first half. However, if you further divide it into four sections, it goes back to looking awkwardly positioned in the first and second quarter sections. BUT, if you divide it even further into eight sections, it would seem that the protruding parts is placed nicely in the second and third eighth sections.

The blue line marks the point where it is divided into two.
The red lines shows where it is divided into four.
The yellow lines shows where it would divide into eight.

    1. ThanX for me including the intrucate gridlines Syam! Next time no need to go into complex fractions of eights… It suffices to say the 2 protruding parts fall under the 1st third of the adapter body.. 😉