Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 60 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 57 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

3D modeling ?

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

3D modeling ?

Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:45 am

Does anyone know were to get or have a 3d modeling program, that is easy to make potato cannon designs with, Or a program that specializes in PVC modeling, or designs?

_____________________________________________________________


If so please post a link to the download site, or info on the program.(Don't say a peice of paper and a pencil)


The process of cannon designing will change for Spudfiles
  • 0

User avatar
CannonCreator
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Moorpark, CA
Reputation: 0

Re: 3D modeling ?

Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:59 am

CannonCreator wrote:If so please post a link to the download site, or info on the program. (Don't say a peice of paper and a pencil)


The process of cannon designing will change for Spudfiles


A piece of paper and a pen? :lol: (Man, I crack myself up sometimes.)


Click url=http://www.blender.org/]me[/url].
  • 0

Spudding since '05. Proud waster of plumbing and plumbing accessories.

-Wiki
-How-To: Modding a Sprinkler Valve
User avatar
Modderxtrordanare
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:22 am

Ok that dosn't work well I cant figure it out, anyone else have something?
  • 0

User avatar
CannonCreator
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Moorpark, CA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:35 am

This baby's pretty awesome, because its free, has instructions and is (comparitively) easy to use. I use it quite a lot anyways.
Good luck
  • 0

really good quote/phrase here
User avatar
spud yeti
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1030
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: Cape town south africa
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:49 am

Ya actually I have this im messing with it right now. Im just seeing if there is anything easier to use, thanks.
  • 0

User avatar
CannonCreator
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Moorpark, CA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:24 am

there will be, if you are patient

but in the mean time blender is cool
  • 0


sandman
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:33 pm

3D modeling isn't supposed to be that easy. It has a high learning curve. :wink:

Blender is one of the best ones (for free) you'll find, you just have to practice using it a little. Try taking the tutorials.



Oh yeah, BLB has a program that he uses for modeling things, and it is amazing. But I forgot what it was called.. :?
  • 0

Spudding since '05. Proud waster of plumbing and plumbing accessories.

-Wiki
-How-To: Modding a Sprinkler Valve
User avatar
Modderxtrordanare
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 686
Joined: Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:22 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:15 pm

ok, so should I download just the blender installer, or the installer, and that one archieve file?
  • 0

User avatar
CannonCreator
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Moorpark, CA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:49 pm

Uh, if we want something "easy" to use, we probably don't want to recommend <a href="www.povray.org">pov-ray</a>.

Why?

Because, in all likelihood, it is (someone's) definition of a "steep learning curve".

I mean, ok, it's pretty easy to stick a camera in the scene; we just type:

camera { location (x,y,z) look_at (x,y,z) }

And I guess it's not that hard to insert a simple lighting scheme...

light_source { (x,y,z) color rgb (r,g,b) }

But then if we want to stick a shiny red ball in there...

sphere { (x,y,z), radius
texture {
pigment { rgb (1,0,0) }
finish { phong .9 phong_size 10 }
}}
*************************************

Of course, it's not actually <i>hard</i> to use. It's just complicated enough that you quickly learn that the user's manual is your friend.
  • 0

User avatar
boilingleadbath
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1642
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:35 pm
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:17 pm

Pov-ray does indeed have a very steep learning curve. But once you get used to it it is amazing.

This is my chrono rig, drawn in Pov-ray.
Image
I probably used about 10% of the capabilities of Pov-ray for that drawing. (And 100% of my skills at using the program :D ) Click the picture to get the full resolution.
  • 0

Image

jimmy101
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:48 am
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: Rudesill Ballistics » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:53 am

I've always used Bryce.

http://www.daz3d.com/

It's not free, but it has boolean modeling, which makes fittings and pipes a little easier than other programs. The shapes aren't polygonal in shape, so high res is just as easy as zooming in.

I'd recommend Wings 3D, but it's only a modeler for the moment. You'd have to export it to another program to render.

http://www.wings3d.com/

Pov-Ray, if you can get used to the text interface is probably the best one you can get.

Blender has a learning curve to it, and you NEED a three button mouse.
  • 0

User avatar
Rudesill Ballistics
Specialist
Specialist
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:42 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: sandman » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:16 pm

no you dont, trust me :wink:
  • 0


sandman
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:49 pm

Are there any lightwave users out there?
  • 0

Image
User avatar
Fnord
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: Pripyat
Reputation: 7

Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:30 pm

Gmax ftw.
  • 0

"If at first you dont succeed, then skydiving is not for you" - Darwin Awards

TurboSuper
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:44 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: sandman » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:48 pm

i almost got Gmax but idk why i opted for blender but i like it so im not changing
  • 0


sandman
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'