Well, I'm using Maya but that's because I'm using it at work and since a long time so I'm comfortable with it.
Some people prefer 3D Max, some are doing stuff in ZBrush or even CAD software. It's bit up to you.
I honestly hate 3DMax, and ZBrush tends to put an huge amount of poly and at one point you need to optimize your model. Some 3D print company have a maximum polygon count and ZBrush sometimes explode this amount. So I prefer to work with Maya since I can control everything, but that's maybe because I know it quite well, which is not the case for the other.
I guess you have to try a few and see what you prefer.
Great work. Its so amazing to see that technology in action. I have been doing some research online and its really cool the things you can do with it. I saw one company that was making the molds for a benchtop plastic injector. way less expensive than cnc. They were using a 3D software called Rhino.
“Maybe because Godzilla is inside each one of us”
Will, you have just bring some faded memory back to live. Strata was the first 3D software I've ever use but this was like 20 years ago.
Rhino is also a good modeling software. I know some people using it but it's more for Nurbs modeling. Actually almost all the company doing design for production use Nurbs modleing, because it's about lines and curves. And when you design a curved surface it's prefect. In polygonal modeling your curve is steppy and you have to smooth it to become perfect. In the game and special effect industry, it's more polygonal modeling that is used. You can optimize it and it's smoothed during the render. There's also the subdivision surfaces, and that's a bit a mix between the two but it's a bit depending on the software you are working.
I personnaly use polygonal modeling and try to work with the level of detail necessary and where I need it. Also because I think it's more flexible. Nurbs is a nightmare for me, but I know some people who think the opposite, so I guess it depends on your background.
There's also a nice soft called Modo, I know a few people using it and it seems quite powerfull for modeling and have a decent renderer to previz your model. That's one I would like to test one day but I clearly don't have enough time for the moment for that.
Well, I've receive lots of request during the process from people following my little blog, but I'm really not planning on doing extra, it takes way too much time to do one and the technique itself is a bit expensive, so no plan for extras.
I am hoping that it will spur more DLP printers when Michael releases his open source information maybe come October. I have some other DLP printer pages bookmarked, but they have been almost dead for activity since May/June.
Did find a newer concept project for trying to use dual projectors to get a 6" x 9" foot print which would be ideal for jumbo machinders. The other DLP printers with a 3"x3" or 4"x4" would okay for many parts, but not for the waist and torso.
And here's my latest 3D printed replica. It's almost the only project I had time to work on this year. With a little pause to restore my Spartan. So I'm happy it's finally here and now will fine tune it and finish it.
magengar: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Nov 28, 2013 11:25:48 GMT -5
xiombarg: I personally am thankful that I'M NOT AT WORK! WOOHOO!
Nov 28, 2013 12:44:45 GMT -5
blitzkriegomega: I'm thankful I haven't been evicted from my parents yet...though I seriously wish they'd let me make my own decisions in life...
Nov 28, 2013 21:04:57 GMT -5
magengar: I'm thankful for many things. Among those things, I'm thankful to be alive to enjoy this hobby and Robot-Japan!
Nov 29, 2013 2:54:06 GMT -5
blitzkriegomega: Okay. Super Robot Wars Alpha? you know...when my hit% is 9% or less, I'm supposed to DODGE, right? then why does every attack hit without fail and game-over me for the 40th freaking time?
Nov 30, 2013 10:39:54 GMT -5
admin1: Likewise M- Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone1
Nov 30, 2013 18:11:25 GMT -5
magengar: Is there anyone here by the name of "David Silva" (from Canada)?
Dec 1, 2013 3:45:36 GMT -5
TheMazingerZ: blitzkriegomega, if you wanna be able to make your own decisions in life without anyone interfering... get a place of your own and move out!
Dec 2, 2013 11:40:11 GMT -5
prostockjohn: I'm still here, haven't bought any additional robots lately I have a very specific list of wants and they are all early GA's.
Dec 2, 2013 18:18:10 GMT -5
prostockjohn: I'm still here, need to lower my daily driver...
Dec 2, 2013 18:18:23 GMT -5