I recently modeled a few things from my last 3 months trip to Bulgaria.
I hope you will like them...
Tag - SketchUp
A few time ago I've been given an old 3D printer.
This dinosaur is a double-head BfB3000 from Bitsfrombytes.
Yesterday I had some little spare time between two projects so I decided to train myself at using Meshmixer and Sculptris.
I had no precise idea of what to do before I reminded a famous René Magritte painting from 1934 that would be a perfect subject for Meshmixer.
Along with a bit of Sculptris, I thought it should be possible to achieve a good result in a short time.
In just as little as 3 hours of time I had a new sculpture ready to be printed...
In the last years I made several designs that I never published or shared.
To start this new year 2014 I decided to share them with you... Happy printing !
On the DesignSpark forum many people are asking why a STEP file is locked and can't be updated when imported in DSMech.
And they are right to think that this is a very bad point !
I completely agree and I hope the developers will allow STEP modifications in future versions. DSMech will gain popularity if they do so !
But there's a solution and it's called SketchUp...
: there's a much easier way as mentioned by Didier in the comments. Thanks Didier !
I untitled one of my previous post "DesignSpark Mechanical : the perfect companion to SketchUp".
And I wanted to do another post that would explain which are the most useful tools in "DS Mech" for SketchUppers.
Finally I decided to do it as a tutorial...
Recently Gael uploaded the "Chest" parts for InMoov.
Among all the parts the plexus is made of two parts with the words "InM" and "oov" on them.
To create these parts he used a boolean operation in Blender.
But Blender didn't do a good job and the resulting parts were full of small artifacts and "spikes".
I then contacted Gael to ask him if he wanted me to try to do it better...
Lorsqu'on a fait le montage des moteurs pour les 2 boîtiers mécaniques constituant l'épaule gauche de InMoov, on a été surpris de constater que les pièces qui doivent recevoir les potentiomètres ne sont
- ni identiques
- ni réversibles (asymétriques)
Et je trouve çà un peu dommage !
Alors ce matin j'ai décidé de revoir çà...
DS Mechanical lacks some important tools that his big brother Spaceclaim has.
One of them is the ability to create text and annotations.
Someone on the forum asked about how to carve text in a model in DS Mechanical.
Having a look at the answers given there I was just amazed at how complex the different solutions were...
While it's so simple when using the SketchUp "Text" tool !
I started to test and evaluate how SketchUp and DesignSpark Mechanical can work together.
And as I said in my previous post they seem to work together pretty well.
But during my tests I found out they quiet don't manage groups and components the same way leading in some problems...
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