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  • 3D Modelling

    A quick question to see if anyone has any experience of 3 dimensional modelling?

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  • #2
    Re: 3D Modelling

    I do. If you are talking about mechanical design with CAD software. Solidworks.

    If you are talking about artistic graphics design, then no.


    • #3
      Re: 3D Modelling

      I know this is an old post, but it directly relates to a project I'm doing now.

      I have a customer who sells barns. They have some standard barns which they then customize - add windows, doors, shelves, etc.

      they currently use a pretty basic 2D layout (using signature capture) to customize designs, but they would like to get a 3D layout instead.

      Something like this:

      Only they also want to be able to add things like windows. They also would like to be able to point out the dimensions - something like you could do in a CAD software - only it needs to simple.

      I know, I'm not asking for anything much, but if this is something you have done I would be interested in hearing from you.


      • #4
        Re: 3D Modelling

        I have used auto-cad and 3d studio max in the past - been awhile though. I have done some in-game modeling and in-game graphics for rFactor mods which is an online racing simulator. I worked in the cabinet industry for about 15 yrs. I used cabinet-vision and cabinet ware software and kind of know what they want, but i can tell you they would be better off hiring a kid who does drafting locally and have him draw them some plans then basically throw that into a PDF or a series of images if all they are after is a sales technique type thing. That's a pretty well thought out shed designer, probably ran some dollars to build that, it looks like a series of images to me with some css transforms, overall pretty nifty.

        Might be a good idea to consider EXACTLY what they expect from you vs the shed builder tool - looks like fun!
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        • #5
          Re: 3D Modelling

          Heres some stuff I did - none of this is 3d stuff though although the psd files are wrapped over a 3ds model.
          I just thought I would show off some of the old stuff I did...

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          • #6
            Re: 3D Modelling

            I have no experience in graphical design at all. It's just not my thing. What my client want's is basically what is shown in that link. He actually knows the person who designed it, but they are working on a larger project and are 3 years out from making this available commercially. (And then I think it's going to be very expensive.)


            • #7
              Re: 3D Modelling

              I guess so - it's a big image swap show. It is well organized, but again it is a series of images. Does your client have his own images of the things he builds or does he want someone to produce them? He would as I said before do better to hire an inhouse draftsman cad guy to do it - otherwise your going to pay through the nose. I would suggest looking here as a start to find the 3d models - then hire a developer THERE to modify them to what you need or want.
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