Trying my hand at design

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by ASC Mclaren, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    The title is an outright lie, to be honest. I have an evaluation version of Rhino (Catia is too damn expensive, Draftsight is 2D, I have an eval copy of Sketchup; but Zathros vehemently endorses Rhino). At work I play in Catia, but I can't take it home. So, I have some ideas for models, twisted, dark models. This weekend I hacked my way through some rendering. I'm quite sure that I've blundered something. nevertheless, below is the fruit of my labor. Now to figure out unfolding. :crash:

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  2. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    So the designing bug bit you? Congratulations! There is nothing I know that is more satisfying that seeing a project that you first conceive in your head and be able to design, build, and hold it in your hands!

    Myself, I don't use any dedicated 3D modeling software. I have an older copy of AutoCAD and have a good background in drafting. I use traditional sheet metal layout techniques to develop the flat pattern. The model you show about is a perfect candidate for this type of pattern development due to it's boxy shape. If you have access to 2D software (or you can always draw it out on a sheet of paper) then it should be reletively easy to draw the various views to develop the pattern.

    Good luck, please let us know how you're getting along with this.

    Best Regards,
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    CONGRATULATIONS on your first design project. I will be following it closely.
    I wish you all the luck with it!!!
  4. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    I would love to get on that thing and pop my back!
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Oh, a medieval lathe! :mrgreen:

    Great modeling so far! I'm looking forward to the build! Well done! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  6. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Although the purpose of the "thing" is dark, modeling is a great step! Congrats on going from mind to screen, and I hope you'll do the transition from screen to paper very soon.
  7. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    You should size an UHU Skeleton to go with it! Looks excellent

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