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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Pinch » 31 Oct 2016, 09:13

Thanks Malc, that sounds like a darn good plan to me! :D

There's no rush of course; it's been in and out of my thoughts for around 4 years and I originally prepared the drawings almost 20 years ago. But, to start bringing this beauty into some kind of reality would be very cool indeed. 8-)

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My only confusion is who's who in Roger's post. Bagsy be the grumpy one! :lol:

:eusa-think: ...on the other hand, I can't remember if there was a grumpy one?

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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Malc2098 » 31 Oct 2016, 10:44

There's a dirty great hole where the soak away will be and the site is getting level. Piccies on my post later!

When I get a chance, I'll try and draw a circular thingy and see what I can do with it. Dave, in the U.S. might be much better than me, tho!
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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Pinch » 31 Oct 2016, 20:01

Malc2098 wrote:There's a dirty great hole where the soak away will be and the site is getting level. Piccies on my post later!

When I get a chance, I'll try and draw a circular thingy and see what I can do with it. Dave, in the U.S. might be much better than me, tho!


Ah ha! Looking forward to seeing those piccies. 8-)

Cheers Malc, I really appreciate it. The curves might be challenging, but I know nowt about these sorts of things. I look forward to see what you come up with. Much obliged to you Sir - much obliged. 8-)
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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Dave R » 01 Nov 2016, 11:24

Hi All. I just now saw this thread. Sorry for being late to the party. And thank you for thinking I'd have something to contribute. I'm just heading out the door to work but here are a few quick things to consider.

You could use SketchUp to create the 3D model. You could use other modelers, too. If you want a very realistic appearance in the final animation, you'll need to use very good, high res textures and you you'll want to make sure you have enough texture image so you can avoid repetition which would spoil the realism.

Next you need to look for a rendering application that can do batch renders for animations. I use Kerkythea and it can do this but there are many other rendering apps around. If you want a realistic animation you'll need to have about 30 frames per second. How long would you like the render to last? For 10 seconds, you'll need to render 300 frames. Typically the renders I do take about 5 minutes each but I'm not doing anything nearly as complicated. If your renderer takes 5 minutes per frame, that's 25 hours of rendering time.

Time may not be an issue since you've been brewing on this as long as you have but it's worth thinking about.

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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Pinch » 01 Nov 2016, 11:33

Cheers Dave - that's excellent to know and it will be a biggen!

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Okay, I'll buy the first round. 8-)

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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Malc2098 » 01 Nov 2016, 11:36

Paul!!! I do SU.... not very well. Dave's talking about professional stuff!


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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Tusses » 01 Nov 2016, 19:03

Don't know your budget Paul ?
but could these help ?

http://www.pixar.com/about/Contact-Us
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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Pinch » 02 Nov 2016, 09:37

Malc2098 wrote:Paul!!! I do SU.... not very well. Dave's talking about professional stuff!


But I'm still up for a pint!


:lol: It's alright matey, there's no pressure. I started to look at SketchUp myself last night, but lasted all of 15 mins. I'll download it and try to focus on it.

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Re: CAD - real life animation.

Postby Pinch » 02 Nov 2016, 09:38

Tusses wrote:Don't know your budget Paul ?
but could these help ?

http://www.pixar.com/about/Contact-Us


Ummmm... well... there's always the credit card. :shock:

I'll click and have a look - cheers Rich. 8-)
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