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Posts posted by ID2011

  1. Would be easier if I knew the file format? STL? OBJ? etc


    Pretty easy in 3ds Max, you would simply apply a Lattice modifier to the the part if it was made in a poly modeller... you could import the part and play around with the edge loops.

    As shown here: http://docs.autodesk.com/3DSMAX/15/ENU/3ds-Max-Help/index.html?url=files/GUID-9D61922D-9155-4DB6-A259-1B800C49CBC6.htm,topicNumber=d30e86275


    Or in Solidworks you could use the spline on surface tool, sketch whatever forms you want, and then sweep a profile along the spline making sure not to merge results then hide/remove the original part...


    Sorry if none of this is useful to you,


    Good luck

  2. yeah, the power of actually speaking to people face to face is important. Communication is so fundamental in design and the best way to make a good impression (on top of what Cash said) is to build a dialogue between you and your prospect employer. Show interest in the company + its ethos etc, not just the job. Design is one of those industries that it really helps to know people and make connections.


    It took me a long time after graduating to realise that you have to think of yourself like a product. Sell yourself and make people want to buy you.

  3. It will be harder to get a well paid job. Typically graduates can expect higher wages. A degree just basically ticks a box. Though in general, i have found that people never look at my results and are more interested in the portfolio. If you have a great portfolio then it will help you a lot.


    If finishing uni isnt an option maybe you could aim for certification of software skills.


    It might be a bit abrupt to ask, but what caused you to fail? What elements of the course do you love/hate?

    Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses so that you can focus on what you are good at and market yourself better.



  4. I think knowledge in these fields would be a good thing as a designer. I did 2 years of electronic and electrical engineering before doing a bacherlors in product design. The electronics really gave me an advantage especially when it came to developing interactive prototypes. Also, why not look into more interaction orientated courses? I'm currently doing a masters in Design for Interaction at TU Delft in the Netherlands and it's a great course. However, if it is CAD modelling and manufacturing orientation you are after, integrated product design would be the way to go. Actually at the moment, there is a girl on exchange here from the IPD course at Brunel! She seems to enjoy it!

  5. Hey everyone,


    i'm a long time user of these forums. Have had a few different accounts over the years. I'm from Scotland where i did my Bachelors in ID, now im studying Design for Interaction at TU Delft. I also have two years manufacturing experience. I shall continue to share info on these forums :)


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