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rigxGrip52
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looking for advice

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09-10-2013 06:03 PM

i don't own auto cad i am pencil and paper man but interested.  i am going to attempt to build a large sculpture of balerina. Because of the height it is gonna be built laying down . I am looking to be able to make drawing to plot my points in space. Example, like where the hand would be in relation to elbow. Am i heading in right direction or should i stick with the plumb bob because this is out of my league ?

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Charles_Shade
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Re: looking for advice

09-10-2013 06:58 PM in reply to: rigxGrip52

How many years do you have in plumb bob experience? Works for you and is pretty accurate?

The 3D program is pretty expensive to do what you describe and you would likely spend a year (two?) getting proficient. Assuming that you used the program regularly.

And how do you propose to transfer the drawing to the model?

 

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dgorsman
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Re: looking for advice

09-11-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Organic modeling is problematic with software created for technical design.  The difference being in art its about "that looks right" (appearance) whereas with engineering its about "that IS right" (numbers).  Not to say that it can't be done, CAD can be used to generate rough outlines, estimate materials, weight, etc.  3D visualization software is probably a better choice for this type of work, but as noted they are highly technical programs that require a lot of training and experience to produce acceptable work.

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Re: looking for advice

09-11-2013 04:41 PM in reply to: dgorsman
Thank you very much for your reply ,your simple explanation made me much more aware that buying the software is the easiest part, its mastering the art of making it do what you want it to do is the hard part. Using a string , plumb bob and some simple lasers is what i know and i just learned some facts about auto cad. Thank You
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09-11-2013 04:54 PM in reply to: Charles_Shade
Thank you for your reply you made me aware what auto cad is about . I was thinking turn it on and start going , now i am going to polish up the plumb bob.The part i missed was auto cad is an art in itself . Thank you very much.
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Cadmanto
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09-27-2013 11:13 AM in reply to: rigxGrip52

If you don't have any experience using CAD software I can see you could get pretty aggrivated and frustrated in trying to get the software to give you what you want along with the added headaches of learning it.  There is nothing wrong with pushing a pencil.  If it works for you and you are comfortable in using it, then use it.  If this is a leasure project or a hobby at home, I wouldn't waste my time learning software to do it.

Are you feeling pressures to do this in CAD?

 

 

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09-27-2013 12:26 PM in reply to: Cadmanto
art project for burnning man2014

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