Nice one Chris. Good time to use tsAppend . This is the type of thing that many beginner users think should be a push-button in T-Splines. I guess it is relatively straightforward but you need to lay out your faces the right way. Good work.
eap, can hold around 110gr.. so need to dump the external fixturing system and add a locating thread instead... quite a fe wof them around but all work on adding more weight to existing frame, I plan to reduce weight of frame, increase strength and leave more room for the 2600MAH (orig = 1000mah) battery AND the Go Pro.. at current its not possible to have both and orioginal battery only = 10 minutes flight time.. so i want to make a construct that i can build a "skeleton" around, fibleglass, carbon fibre the construct and add mounting points..
the AR Drone 2 apparently features GPS tracking too.. I wont buy one tho.. it was hard enough convincing the wife that this was legitimate research...
also you need to be carefull because you can kiss your drone (300 bucks) and camera (300bucks) goodbye quite easily in the wind.. so think extra weight will actualy help handling, less nimble but more stability..
Chris Botha wrote:.. it was hard enough convincing the wife that this was legitimate research...
heheh It is a very legit research. Top tech stuff.
Chris Botha wrote:also you need to be carefull because you can kiss your drone (300 bucks) and camera (300bucks) goodbye quite easily in the wind.. so think extra weight will actualy help handling, less nimble but more stability..
Yeah, I think that the extra weight will help stability. And will make video much more steady.
lol, it seems that you have always the right tool for each job. "Stuff to take things down of a tree" Very funny...
this is kind of advertising, so delete if you need to, but I figure I have given enough here to get away with a teensy bit of promotion.
my wife runsa seperate CAD entity business to mine doing Virtual Inventory, basically send her some pics she models jewelery, renders stills and/or turntables, one of our clients is live at the moment, and some pieces feature Tsplines models, feel free to browse around and if you think you could use something like this contact my wife at
Matt Sederberg wrote:Here's a recording of the webinar that Chris put on with us last week. Thanks again, Chris!
HA! that webinar has come back to bite me on the bum! The transcript had a bunch of my lunatic fanbase asking ridiculous questions like "Is he the Green Lantern...."
last night quite by coincidence my kids watch the movie and HAD to have a ring.. this recording of that
[BROKEN VIDEO LINK: Re-Uploading this weekend]
lets hope the rumours dont start up again about my super hero secret identity
FYI.. I tried this in Tspline but I am quite obviously not talented enouhg to get it right, i tried from a quadball, extruded the "beams" and tried to insert edges and tighten up the weights.. but .. well .. no go.. some stuff its jsut easier to do the good old way..
@Juan.. dont let that stop you proving me wrong!?!?!?!?
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Hi Chris, I never normally post anywhere, but I really wanted to thank you for your posting habits! You have helped me learn an enormous amount in the last year.. muchos gracias Mr B! (A year after buying tsplines I've got my little training day on wed.. )
btw, did you ever get along with blender at all? I'm trying to find a solution to learn to model 'sculpted' forms (like a skull or a proper bumble bee or something - you know, like old fashioned clay models) and it's appealing that it is free..
Blender is like Zbrush.. powerful, but you need to be "special" to understand its interface.. if you have some money laying around spare I HIGHLY recommend MODO, or if it s budget concern try Silo, Glen Southern has heaps of tutorials for Silo which translate very well for tSplines as well.
no worries, I should use zbrush to do the hair and final trims etc, but this a production model, not a render model, and realisticaly my milling machine cutter wont mill that super fine detail <50um, so some stuff like that i just do by hand in the wax, or in the final piece.
Chris Botha wrote:platinum slide pendant for a 6.2ct diamond
and this was just for fun
A man who works by hand is called a laborer, A man who works by hand and by head is called a craftsman, and A man who works by his hand, by his head and by his heart is called an artist. Only those who work by heart can have fun with there tough jobs.
Hey all.. not posted in ages, been upskilling on the bench so my CAD has kind of fallen behind, but I am having some time off with a spine operation so im stuck in bed with a laptop.... I got bored.. what can I say?.. wife says I am not allowed to make it tho.. too creepy apparently...
roundabout method. free medical cad as reference, thing kinda winged it from a quadball and arrayed it....