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Old Sep 04, 2012, 08:13 PM
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@ Luv,
Ive spent the last 14yrs on and off 3d/2d work, ive spent tons of hrs from Maya, Bryce,Lightwave, 3ds Studio max Illustrator you name it...

Each and every piece of software was total frightening with everyone i was greeted by a new set of new Viewports, buttons, interfaces, windows.

Google Sketch Up is by far is they easiest to grasp, and has all the functionality we need to be as complex or as simple as we want with our models. it just amounts to time.

The other plus is there is ton of online How To's, video tutorials for SketchUp.

Just got to dig in, ive only been using sketchup maybe 150hrs
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 08:46 PM
I make bad look so good.
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subbed. wish I could learn to use a CAD program. not enough time at this point in my life. pen and paper is my friend for now. LOL.

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Rich,

You really should give sketchup a try. There is a built in tutorial, and probably hundreds if not thousands of lessons on Youtube. It's about as close to pen and paper on a computer as you can get. Add a couple of the available plug-ins and it's really impressive what you can do. Not to mention a pretty helpful community.

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Old Sep 04, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Alright, alright, I'll give it a shot. LOL. I'll let you know how it goes. Hell, if a total PC braindead like me can grasp it, anyone can. LOL.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Not to get to far of the OP's thread, but D_FAST, what's the chance you could do a thread here just to show US less gifted, a glimps of what it can do.

Something using a 3-view. Doesn't have to be step by step. A teaser.
Is it possible to get cross sections using Sketch-Up?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 08:52 AM
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coolerbythelake, I could try,although there is tons of modeling tutorials out there.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Not to get to far of the OP's thread, but D_FAST, what's the chance you could do a thread here just to show US less gifted, a glimps of what it can do.

Something using a 3-view. Doesn't have to be step by step. A teaser.
Is it possible to get cross sections using Sketch-Up?
Yes you can get cross sections. Here is a great thread right on RCG.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1244347

Forgot about this one which is probably the best one on RCG.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920416

And another good one.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1033359
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Thanks, wasn't sure it was possible. Worth taking the time to learn it.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Its how im getting mine.
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 03:32 PM
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I'm ashamed to admitt that I had 2 of the 3 links in my Sketch-Up folder, just hadn't read them in total.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Started clearing the small bits and pieces of foam i had laying around the shop taking up room.

I couldn't just throw them away.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:31 PM
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niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:43 AM
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another evening and is all fuselage sections cut, now to glue and move onto the wings
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Nice work D.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:42 PM
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D-Fast,

Incredible hot wire work. Can you show more on how your setup works for the sections and how you get the contour shapes to come out so perfect? I built a 70mm some years ago. The Dart is a classic delta design and flies great. I also like the way you are cutting in the ducts and wing mounts. Very nice.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:29 PM
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Lmeano, glad you popped in.

I fallowed that thread, using it now for reference.

I touched base on some of my steps in another thread

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=45

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=46
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