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Title: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: wrkempson on May 05, 2017, 07:43:41 AM
Having discovered facet editing in the Height Gauge Tutorial, I tried using it for turning a pictures into 3D objects.  Here is the result for a diesel locomotive.  The line render shows how simple the locomotive really is.

Wayne
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Don Cheke on May 05, 2017, 08:21:57 AM
Great job on the locomotive Wayne.
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Henry Hubich on May 05, 2017, 09:09:33 AM
Looks great, Wayne. But I don't understand how you used facet editing in this drawing.

Henry H
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: wrkempson on May 05, 2017, 09:59:31 AM
Thank you for the encouraging words.

i used the Facet Editing tool to select a face of the object and then applied a wrapped image material to that face.  This was done for the engine compartment, cab sides and nose.  These are one object with different images applied to separate faces.  The guard was also done with Facet Editing.

Did I use the wrong term for what I have done?

Wayne
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: McSlash on May 05, 2017, 11:15:40 AM
Wow!
I gotta learn more about this . . . first what version are you using?
Is this a feature in my v.19?
Are there tutorials? Don?
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Henry Hubich on May 05, 2017, 11:18:34 AM
Thank you for the encouraging words.

i used the Facet Editing tool to select a face of the object and then applied a wrapped image material to that face.  This was done for the engine compartment, cab sides and nose.  These are one object with different images applied to separate faces.  The guard was also done with Facet Editing.

Did I use the wrong term for what I have done?

Wayne

No, not really, Wayne. I'd assumed that you used to tool to change the geometry somehow, but my assumption was entirely unwarranted.

Henry H
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: McSlash on May 05, 2017, 11:22:36 AM
I guessing you rendered the Tracks and gravel, or am I wrong?
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Andy H on May 05, 2017, 12:13:30 PM
Very nice work,  although I've used facet editing, I've not tried it to that scale.
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: wrkempson on May 05, 2017, 12:21:30 PM
McSlash,

I used TC v19 Pro, so you have the tool.  In Don's tutorial on a Model Height Gauge he uses facet editing in an easy to understand way.  I think it is in the next to last video.  The tracks were assigned the default steel material (as I recall) and the ballast was assigned a material with the image of RR ballast.  The ties are from a photo of a railroad tie so as to get the color and texture.  The green on the ground is actually a facet assigned a photo of grass.  The red-brown of the wheels is a facet assigned a plain color.

Andy, I think I was mimicking SketchUp's method of putting photos on a face.  It is more cumbersome in TC, however, but the job can be done if you can find the right artwork.

Thanks for looking in.

Wayne
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Don Cheke on May 05, 2017, 01:08:51 PM
McSlash,

I used TC v19 Pro,

Wayne

Hi Wayne,

I can't remember if V19 has the UV Wrapping tools. If it does, that would be another good way to approach this model. See the Refuge Chamber UV Wrapping tutorial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADCfunq_mE0
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: wrkempson on May 05, 2017, 06:47:22 PM
V19 lacks the UV Mapping Tool (unless I am missing something).  From watching the video, it would be maybe 1000% easier.
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Post by: John R on May 05, 2017, 08:46:52 PM
UV Mapping was introduced in Version 20 Platinum.
Title: Re: Diesel Locomotive
Post by: Jeffin90620 on May 06, 2017, 01:29:38 AM
Very nicely done.

I've really got to experiment more with this capability.


Jeff