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*Dotson, Sean
Message 1 of 33 (78 Views)

People who wanted a surfaces tutorial....

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12-16-2002 10:25 PM
What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design swoopy
shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.

I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone Shell).
I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a quick
and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it out a
bit more...

This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.

Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me another
suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.

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Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
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*Bliss, Charles
Message 2 of 33 (78 Views)

Re: People who wanted a surfaces tutorial....

12-16-2002 10:26 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Jill could use a face lift.

Sean Dotson wrote:

>What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design swoopy
>shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
>
>I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone Shell).
>I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a quick
>and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it out a
>bit more...
>
>This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
>surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
>
>Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me another
>suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
>
>--
>Sean Dotson, PE
>http://www.sdotson.com
>Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
>http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
>-----------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
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jmartzig
Posts: 609
Registered: ‎12-01-2003
Message 3 of 33 (78 Views)

Re: People who wanted a surfaces tutorial....

12-16-2002 10:27 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
hey sean, how bout something like a microsoft optical mouse or ilk. mice seem to have that ergo look that i could never produce in solids. the samsung phone you did, (although it looks cool) it seems that i could do that in solids, never even touching surface commands. just my 2 cents. :-) -Joe
*Dotson, Sean
Message 4 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:32 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Actually you couldn't (well I suppose anything
could be chiseled out with enough Booleans.....) but point taken...the
lofting is quite subtle on that.  The screenshots don't really show the
countors very well...


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it
seems that i could do that in solids, never even touching surface commands.
just my 2 cents. :-) -Joe
*Hoffmann, Peer
Message 5 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:34 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Hmmm...I feel a challenge idea coming up...unless!
*Dotson, Sean
Message 6 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:44 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Lord have mercy....

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Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
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"Charles Bliss" wrote in message
news:3DFF340C.8030306@cbliss.com...
> Jill could use a face lift.
>
> Sean Dotson wrote:
>
> >What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
swoopy
> >shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> >
> >I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
Shell).
> >I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
quick
> >and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
out a
> >bit more...
> >
> >This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> >surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> >
> >Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
another
> >suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> >
> >--
> >Sean Dotson, PE
> >http://www.sdotson.com
> >Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> >http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> >-----------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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rllthomas
Posts: 2,068
Registered: ‎12-10-2003
Message 7 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:48 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
Best suggestion I've heard yet LOL
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 8 of 33 (78 Views)

Re: People who wanted a surfaces tutorial....

12-16-2002 10:51 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
427 ... you've got one to go by.
~Larry

"Sean Dotson" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design swoopy
> shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
>
> I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
Shell).
> I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
quick
> and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it out
a
> bit more...
>
> This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
>
> Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
another
> suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
>
> --
> Sean Dotson, PE
> http://www.sdotson.com
> Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> -----------------------------------------
>
>
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jmartzig
Posts: 609
Registered: ‎12-01-2003
Message 9 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 10:52 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
yeah, have to agree with charles. that would be a good one too. -Joe
*Dotson, Sean
Message 10 of 33 (78 Views)

Re:

12-16-2002 11:13 PM in reply to: *Dotson, Sean
454..don't short me those extra 27 cubic inches..

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Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
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"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
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> 427 ... you've got one to go by.
> ~Larry
>
> "Sean Dotson" wrote in message
> news:smileyvery-happy:DCD98DC64691069086E5F7EEBFB6E3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > What do you want me to use as an example? I'm don't usually design
swoopy
> > shapes so I'm not sure what you guys want to see.
> >
> > I played around with an example last night (See CF under Cell Phone
> Shell).
> > I didn't have my phone with me so I guessed at some dims and it was a
> quick
> > and crude model. It wasn't too far off. In the tutorial I'd flesh it
out
> a
> > bit more...
> >
> > This model uses extruded and revolved surfaces, surface lofts, knit
> > surfaces, thicken surface, emboss, decal and standard extrude tools.
> >
> > Anyway, want to see how to make this as an example? If not give me
> another
> > suggestion. I guess I'm just having writers' block.
> >
> > --
> > Sean Dotson, PE
> > http://www.sdotson.com
> > Check the Inventor FAQ for most common questions
> > http://www.sdotson.com/faq.html
> > -----------------------------------------
> >
> >
>
>
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