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Solidworks Car Modelling Wip

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just applied chrome to the car so i could see any faults in the surfaces - as it's highly reflective - used an image to reflect onto the car and blured in photoshop ;)

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Guest sixfish

Nate,

 

Nice render of the TT. I know you said you "used an image to reflect onto the car and blurred in Photoshop". How did you set up the blur in PS and can you achieve a similar bkur effect in SW? And can you explain how you reflected the image onto the chrome in SW? Nice work. Keep it up.

 

-sixfish

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Question:

 

when i stitch 2 surfaces togeather then fillet, it fillets the surface but sometimes one surface remains and i have to manually delete face etc ???

 

That happens to me as well sometimes...

 

If you go up to "Surface Bodies", you may see there is the original surface that you stitched from still visible. You can just hide it...and your fillet should now be clean.

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Coppi51

 

thanks for that

 

sixfish - have a look at parels photoworks tuitorial and his mouse tutorial at the end of the mouse tut it shouls you the blur feature etc

 

just used the blur tool - to do a quick dodge job.

 

can solidworks produce a depth map?????

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rendering of the wheels for the audi tt - done in solidworks about 1min rendering time

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here's a quick rendering of the assembly

 

the materials are not what i'm going to use - just easier to make it all one at the moment

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bought the parts from computer fair costed about $1295 Aus tax off $940

then got a mate to build it (for a case of beer) :)

 

should read the thread you started - we had a good chat - cyberdemon is the man to talk to - helped out alot

 

 

http://www.productdesignforums.com/index.p...opic=3060&st=30

 

 

 

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Hi Nate!!!

 

Well Done, it's really awesome!!!

 

Much appreaciated if you share with us short toturials.

 

Finally, really interesting stuff!!!

 

Best regards

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what was the base you used? I like the reflection.

 

What was the lighting setup for your rendering?

 

I am thinking of an upgarade. How much faster is the rendering times on your new dual pc compared to a single processor pc?

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hey guys, any question just PM me please :)

 

this is just my work in progress thread - no where near qualified to teach people surfacing - i still have very little knowledge on the subject - parel's the guy to ask - my advice just get stuck into something - i never done it before had a look at parels tutorial got me motivated and i started.

 

best way to learn is through trial and error

 

base and lights were the default setting for the scene - dual core dose make a difference as solidworks renders with the cpu not the graphics card, i got on fine for 4 years at uni with my old athlon 1600+ - if you can afford it and justify, sure

 

cheers

nate

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Hello

 

some screen grabs of where i'm up to so far

 

have a few problems with the partline etc

 

i will post some close ups and will highlight the problem areas later

 

cheers

nate

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- i want to loft the gap between the roof and the side windows - doesn't line up - in render - very sharp edge !!

 

 

i used intersection sketch

 

- so i was thinking of drawing a guide curve/sketch that joins up with the intersection curves (in picture) - but how do i make the sketch flow together (tangent)????

 

 

also with the panels import - i don't quiet get the whole import and hide the parts etc -?? i was going to do it maybe the long way and trim 2mm gaps then use rule surface then stitch and fillet - alot of work but the other way i don't get - axelrod seemed to do this in his truck model!!

 

i guess theres no tut's on car paneling on the web for solidworks?

 

 

Car images on my website www.nathanmills.com

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