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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Ray McCrodden » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:39 pm

I am looking for a way (software or such) to draw the items myself, I have some things that I think would look awesome in the 3d wireframe style.
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Keith Sherwin » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:55 pm

Ray, You might take a look at some of the items listed on this site.
http://www.freebyte.com/cad/cad.htm
Not sure if any will work for you.
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by fred ungewitter » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:42 am

If the Bulbi light I have now is engraved on one side (which it is) and one can use the Scan feature of RDWorks to create lines in acrylic that are more-or-less frosted, wouldn't one be able to draw any design using RDWorks and expect similar results?

If there aren't sufficient tools within RDWorks, Inkscape supports bezier curves as well as freehand and more constrained drawing items. There are array tools in both programs and I would expect that RDWorks has an offset feature, as does Inkscape, making parallel lines and curves easily accomplished.
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Ray McCrodden » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:57 am

Thanks Fred.
I am looking into that concept in programs I now have one is Bobcad-cam which I use for my mill and I also have corel draw but am not all that familiar using it.
One thing I learned is that this is more of a learning thing then a doing one at this point. It will for sure keep my old brain active hahaha
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Gene Uselman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:03 am

I was searching for wire frame in Vectric Aspire (which I don't believe it has) and I found this:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/ ... 6-htm.html

Some Autodesk products are free for casual use but I am not so sure about this one. Gene

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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by fred ungewitter » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:58 am

In the process of researching this question, I discovered how much variety there is in the realm of wireframe graphics processing. I thought I had a pretty good idea of at least one method of going about the process, but I learned I was quite incorrect.

I have, however, located something of value, of note, and it uses a free program, Blender. Unfortunately, Blender is somewhat counter-intuitive in some aspects and challenging to learn. I "studied" the program using Lynda.com tutorials for about two weeks and became somewhat proficient in understanding the structure of the software. Please note I did not become proficient in using the software!

I slacked off for long enough that most of what I've learned has vanished in the grey matter, although I continue to recognize the power and flexibility of Blender. I think that one could use Blender to accomplish the OP's objective.

To that end, peruse this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAaToapgBxQ
to see how well it applies to the goal.

I imported a rather complex model of a Harvey-Jacobsen motorcycle (grin) and found I could only perform the wireframe conversion on a single selected component. I picked the fuel tank as it had smooth attractive curves and looked quite good in wireframe.

Unfortunately, at one point in the video, the displayed options were not visible and I could not get them to return. I think I might have mistakenly completed the blender task, locking in the modifier, removing the variable selections. I could have reloaded the motorcycle model and began again, but I am out of time for this experiment.

I've certainly learned something valuable for the future, however and I'm hopeful it will help someone else as well.
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Gene Uselman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:35 am

I can sympathize about Blender- counter to my mind for sure. We built an 8' tall model of the cities watertower (stupid I know but they paid) and I was able to make most of the sub-assemblies in Aspire but had to do a render of the whole project and I did it in Blender- painful. I can't resist posting a screenshot- sorry. Gene
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Malcolm Ferrie » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:00 pm

Sent them a message on facebook, Thanks Keith
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by Keith Sherwin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:20 pm

Let us know how it turns out for you Malcolm.
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Re: 3d wire frame modeling

Post by fred ungewitter » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:24 pm

Malcolm Ferrie wrote:Sent them a message on facebook, Thanks Keith
Who are the "them" you sent the Facebook message? Is it directly related to one of the posts above. I have the feeling I'm missing a link somewhere. I'd like to learn more about this aspect of graphics editing and creation too.
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