Where and how do I start?

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by yaniv, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    i like to start design my oun models (airplans and heli)

    but i am new to the design world and dont know wher,how or whan to start

    any good totrials for starting making a design of airplans?

    i prefer if thar is some step by step totrials

  2. Hello Yaniv,

    There is only one piece of advice I'd like to say to you as a designer:
    start simple. Try designing some elementary shapes first,
    like cubes, cylindres, pyramids, even cones, and work
    your way up from there. Sure, that takes practice and
    patience, which a lot of people don't have nowadays,
    but believe me, that's the only road to succes and will
    spare you from disappointment and failure. After all, it is
    your own creative mind that designs a papermodel, not some
    fancy 3D drawing program. What I'm trying to say is, if you
    don't understand the simplest of shapes, how can you
    design a complicated object like an airoplane? :wink:
  3. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    u right shiela i work on some cube totrial i found here in the site

    but i remmber i see some deficult object also in the forum

    mube some one make a good totrial ?if i am right nobi say old time ago he will make step be step am he is finsh it?
  4. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    thank u all

    i will read it and tray start work on it tommarow :)

    if u have more info for me and the memmbers here that will be graet :)
  5. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    My advice:
    --Go for what you want as expediently as possible. Probably start the design process with paper, scissors, and tape. You can cut and tape faster than you can use a computer and glue.
    --Work out big issues before small ones.
    --Work in series. By work in series I mean never make just one of anything. I usually make a series of 10-20. I can call these prototypes or I can call them parts of the series. I learned this from working in ceramic sculpture where stuff often broke in the kiln.
    --Document. Invest in a good camera for photographing your process and showing your stuff to the rest of us:) Given a choice between fancy program and a camera I'd pay for the camera.
    --Back up your work. Draw parts on the computer and then back-up onto a flash drive or CD. Also if a part is likely to get messes up print multiples. For parts that can't be computer printed(wire and plastic) make templates.
  6. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    after drafting some simple items by hand, start with a simple program like MSpaint or image forge. then ease your way into the ones with all the bells and whistles.
  7. speedless

    speedless Member

    Heres where i started;http://web.archive.org/web/20050216062437/www.cardfaq.org/faq/maths.html
    A (programable) calculator,compas;small,big,rulers;straight,3 angular with degrees marked(dont now the eng.word for this),what we call "millimeter-paper" 1mm grid printed on a4 is very usefull.
    When you got the maths right,you will find you still need some try and error with the final result.
    I think you will find it enjoyable to try the hard (hand) way.
    Good luck!
  8. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Billy, your tutorial is really good, I couldn't have imagined designing a plane without the aid of CAD before I saw that... Thanks
  9. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    hi thanks u all

    billy your link u oist is just open my eyes

    i bean sure that i must know illustrator program and cad program

    but than guy like u come and post a link like this :)

    forme its like the sun in the morning :)
  10. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

  11. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    any one can please help me to found a site with good ww2 plans drawing(3 views)?
  12. paper warrior

    paper warrior Member

  13. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    thanks but us i see for a good start its better to start with drawing with some frames

    u know wich 1 have frames?
  14. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    confirmed Pirate site

    Is this what you are looking for?
  15. tausugAir

    tausugAir Member


    My favorite site for aircraft 3-view drawings has always been Sky Corner... which are having types from different eras... Here's a dirct link to the Index page..

  16. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Oops... Looks like I've got a pirate site, excuse me.

    --How does one distinguish a pirate site? just to ask.
  17. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    well, simple really

    any site that has commercially or privately published models available for download, usually with out the designer/publisher permission.

    also if you can ask the question, "Is this too good to be true?" you pretty much stumbled across a pirate site.

    and if you have doubts, send me a private message or an email, and I will check it out and if it is a pirate site i will let you know, and if it ain't, i will let you know too

  18. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Thanks. I'm really going to look out from now on.
    The next person to post here please continue on the main topic

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