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*Diemaker
Post 1 of 61

Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

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12-09-2003 10:01 PM
See .avi in IVCF, warning - size is 10 megs.
Thought someone would enjoy a little levity for the holidays. This
started as the constraints tutorial on Adsk web site. It worked so
well I decided to keep adding till IV broke. It's not surprising I
ended up with something that looked like a stamping press, complete
with feeder, de-reeler and oil spray. Then I decided to get cute and
add a sailboat to the oil reservoir... that's when it turned into a
toy. No better way to learn than repetition, and I replicated. The
first 5 hours everything was breaking on every move. After I figured
it out, I couldn't believe how easy and solid it was. It's all stock
constraints driven by the blue crank gear. No equations or macros. IV
lasted longer than I did, but it got pretty slow to work with. I'm
thinking IV would be very popular if it sold for $59.00 and was called
Inventor Tycoon. :smileysurprised:)>
*KJohnson
Post 2 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:14 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Kudos that was great.

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Post 3 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:15 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
my favorite part is the girl on the trampoline, how did you constrain her chest?
*Dotson, Sean
Post 4 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:22 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
That's great!! Want me to put it on my site?

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"Diemaker" wrote in message
news:6n7etvgl13v3iceictip44ataa9ef4g9un@4ax.com...
> See .avi in IVCF, warning - size is 10 megs.
> Thought someone would enjoy a little levity for the holidays. This
> started as the constraints tutorial on Adsk web site. It worked so
> well I decided to keep adding till IV broke. It's not surprising I
> ended up with something that looked like a stamping press, complete
> with feeder, de-reeler and oil spray. Then I decided to get cute and
> add a sailboat to the oil reservoir... that's when it turned into a
> toy. No better way to learn than repetition, and I replicated. The
> first 5 hours everything was breaking on every move. After I figured
> it out, I couldn't believe how easy and solid it was. It's all stock
> constraints driven by the blue crank gear. No equations or macros. IV
> lasted longer than I did, but it got pretty slow to work with. I'm
> thinking IV would be very popular if it sold for $59.00 and was called
> Inventor Tycoon. :smileysurprised:)>
>
*Caldwell, Larry
Post 5 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:28 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Excellent! ... Don't think I'd want to crank that saw all day though!
~Larry

"Diemaker" wrote in message
news:6n7etvgl13v3iceictip44ataa9ef4g9un@4ax.com...
> See .avi in IVCF, warning - size is 10 megs.
> Thought someone would enjoy a little levity for the holidays. This
> started as the constraints tutorial on Adsk web site. It worked so
> well I decided to keep adding till IV broke. It's not surprising I
> ended up with something that looked like a stamping press, complete
> with feeder, de-reeler and oil spray. Then I decided to get cute and
> add a sailboat to the oil reservoir... that's when it turned into a
> toy. No better way to learn than repetition, and I replicated. The
> first 5 hours everything was breaking on every move. After I figured
> it out, I couldn't believe how easy and solid it was. It's all stock
> constraints driven by the blue crank gear. No equations or macros. IV
> lasted longer than I did, but it got pretty slow to work with. I'm
> thinking IV would be very popular if it sold for $59.00 and was called
> Inventor Tycoon. :smileysurprised:)>
>
*Hendey, Matt
Post 6 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:29 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Sweet!

Matt
*Hinterhoeller, Richard
Post 7 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:38 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Excellent.

My son would enjoy the whale jumping out of the oil.

Richard
*Sevier, Derek
Post 8 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:47 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Really interesting... I am amazed how it would animate all at the same
time...

Good job...

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derek dot s at donkeyforklift dot com
www.donkeyforklift.com


"Diemaker" wrote in message
news:6n7etvgl13v3iceictip44ataa9ef4g9un@4ax.com...
> See .avi in IVCF, warning - size is 10 megs.
> Thought someone would enjoy a little levity for the holidays. This
> started as the constraints tutorial on Adsk web site. It worked so
> well I decided to keep adding till IV broke. It's not surprising I
> ended up with something that looked like a stamping press, complete
> with feeder, de-reeler and oil spray. Then I decided to get cute and
> add a sailboat to the oil reservoir... that's when it turned into a
> toy. No better way to learn than repetition, and I replicated. The
> first 5 hours everything was breaking on every move. After I figured
> it out, I couldn't believe how easy and solid it was. It's all stock
> constraints driven by the blue crank gear. No equations or macros. IV
> lasted longer than I did, but it got pretty slow to work with. I'm
> thinking IV would be very popular if it sold for $59.00 and was called
> Inventor Tycoon. :smileysurprised:)>
>
*P., Mladen
Post 9 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 10:52 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
How much time did you spent on this?
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Post 10 of 61

Re: Inventor is not a toy... or is it?

12-09-2003 11:00 PM in reply to: *Diemaker
Bravo
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