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ChrisWard2k2

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 2D DWG/DXF/IGES TO 3D VX MODEL
18-09-2006 06:43 . am   |   View his/her posts only



Hello VXer's

A question often posed is "I have 2D AutoCad drawings, is there an easy way to create 3D models from them?"

Well, the answer is yes! With VX it is easy to produce 3D models from imported 2D drawings, even when the imported geometry is less than perfect and the object could be described as a tricky shape. VX has a command in the Sketcher to find the little niggles that could prevent an imported profile from working (tiny gaps could be a problem for example - the average 2D drawing from 2D CAD contains a lot of "draftmans license" )
Download a How-to Flash movie to see how VX rips through the task with ease:

Download how-to Movie

Download Adobe Flash Player

Also included within the zip file are the original DWG and VX (v12) files featured in the movie. The method demonstrated can be used in any VX version.

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18-09-2006 10:07 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
As always Chris, outstanding work. Thank you!

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19-09-2006 02:41 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
This is quite interesting.

By any chance is your demo supposed to have sound? If this is real time you are quite a quick worker.

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Paul

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19-09-2006 05:29 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hey Chris,
my kids get really bored, but I learnt a few things. and have watched it more than once!
Watch out Bollywood.
Keep em rollin' out Chris.

Now, these 'training clips' should be located on the VX site somewhere you can get to them easily..Flash is cool too.

Cheers

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ChrisWard2k2

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19-09-2006 06:14 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hello All

There is no sound - it is important I feel that a "how to" movie should be able to show what to do without any narrative - if it isn't obvious, then it isn't helpful. This is especially important if your mother language is not that of the narrator.

It took me about 20 minutes to produce the model, which is the amount of time most people will take. What I wanted the movie to convey is how "dirty" imported 2D geometry can be and how to recognise the key features you can use to quickly create a model. Despite the tricky shape, most of the features are made with simple extrudes. The movie duration is a lot less than 20 mins, the frame rate (speed) having been increased by a percentage to avoid the audience collapsing from boredom - you can read faster than you can write.

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19-09-2006 08:40 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Keep those demos coming. I learn a little tidbit here and there from every one.

Thank you again, Chris.

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20-09-2006 09:05 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Here I thought you were a super human on caffeine

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ChrisWard2k2

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20-09-2006 10:18 . am   |   View his/her posts only
.....you were right about the caffeine

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20-09-2006 11:38 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Just curious Chris. What app are you using to record the screen?

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ChrisWard2k2

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20-09-2006 11:54 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Kevin

Well, I have a variety of tools, the proposed movie content and required quality being the deciding factors of course. My favourite screen recorder is hypercam and my favourite editor is Microsoft's VidEdit, which was defined for Windows 3.1 and still serves me well today on WindowsXP. For a top-quality image, the Techsmith codec TSCC is very good.

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20-09-2006 01:20 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
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.....you were right about the caffeine


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