Anyone do 3D modelling?

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Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:40 pm

Agreed, it has nothing to do with your understanding of mechanics ans such. Only experience and a natural aptitude for not being stupid :P
You seem to have a pretty good handle on that from what I have read so far.
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:46 pm

Yeah, logic plays a role in most things, and mechanics is logic... so if you are logical, youll understand mechanics if you try!
LOL, thanks!
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:03 pm

robert23 wrote:I am still an intern in a sheet metal fabrication plant. I work in both sales and engineering right now. 3 semesters to go! I don't do much with animation, but just about anything can be drawn as a solid part. I don't know if you checked out that link, but Bliss is a VERY helpful resource with these kinds of things (if you are using inventor).
One more really cool thing, my school has a rapid prototype machine, so I can prototype just about any small parts. That thing is awesome!
Rapid Prototyping is the best. I'm interning for a company thats makes the rapid prototyping machines, just testing new releases, and man is the technology cool! Its awesome to be able to build any part u can design.
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:51 pm

Gepard wrote: I should be able to then scale the drawings so you don't need to redraw it for every size....
That may not work if you want it to be accurate since the fittings don't quite scale. A 4" fittings scaled to 1/2" would be very thin and a 1/2" scaled to 4" would be very thick. I believe socket depth isn't scaled very well either.

Here is a PDF that shows the dimensions for pretty much every fitting.
http://www.spearsmfg.com/prod_dimension ... 07_web.pdf
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Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:03 pm

I downloaded Gmax, and started doing some models. It's very easy to do, Gmax even has a tube tool so you don't have to do a boolean subtraction.
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Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:36 pm

I do modeling in Blender, I might be willing to help out sometime. Check this thread for an example model. I got the dimensions from a caliper and ruler rather than a website. (Except for the pipe ID.)
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Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:08 pm

Well for the moment I've got someone who can do the models. But I'll be sure to let you guys know if I need someone else.

Cheers,

Michael
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Well Gepard if you need help with any of the coding let me know I might be able to help out I know my way around JAVA and C++ pretty well.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:34 pm

Thanks guys,

Matt (sandman) will be doing the models and Jo's brother has said he'll provide the formulas for the simulating side of things. Just waiting on him now and then Matt and I can finish it.

Michael
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