Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sugar Skull in 3D Coat and TSplines.

A bit of fun while learning 3D Coat.

The Renders:

and a turntable of a shiny one :)

The process:

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Full Circle Fun :)

A cad job with a few views.

1: The stl mesh view, you need Chrome Browser and give it a second to load, then have a play with my model ;)

and some renders

and the finished article.

Friday, 8 March 2013

The machine killer!

The mission objective was to build a part that could be arrayed and copied to bring rhino to the very edge of my ram ceiling.. then to render it and see if it would crash.. also to test render engines.. never to be made..

BUT, my wife said she wants it.. sooooooooooooo.. a happy wife, is a happy life...

the 3d object below the images is 25mb big, be patient with it loading if you want to play with this part in 3d.

Mr NippleEyes, a scanned mesh

Dug these files up for someone, took me back a bit, figured id share ;)

At the very bottom is a 3D viewer, give it a second to load and have a play ;)

I scanned a kids lucky packet toy to test my scanner. 

and this is the mesh

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Testing GrabCad Share Model.

If this works then there should be a ring under the video that you can grab and rotate in 3d..

RhinoRing/DeskProto/Minitech script

Hey all, been working on a little project to automate my daily chores.

basically my workflow is to start with CAD, then export the cad to my CAM and then cut on CNC.

The CAD part is always evolving, new designs, new ideas etc.. and the CNC part is pretty much mundane and quick to handle, but the cam part can often be a boring chore.. lots and lots of reptitive input to do the same things over and over.. a ONE BUTTON solution was my answer..

So.. I tried writing the scripts myself.. got close.. but no cigar, so I enlisted the help of Kieth Reffel, of to write them for me. and at this point we are at proof of concept, first part completed from the click of a button.. skip first video if you not into the technical aspects of the setups, watch last two.

The OLD way..
the initial command test
and the first test run, success!
and the proof of the pudding..