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* November 14, 2012, 08:40:34 PM
Don Cheke, in another thread, asked what my  first TCad model was. His question generated enough interest that I think a thread dedicated to "First" models might be worthwhile.

The attached drawing was created in v6. Parts of the ring were made with the newfangled Lofting tool, which was not built into the program then but was available from IMSI as a $30 add-on. While this isn't my very first model, since I've been using TC since v2, it is the first in which I seriously tried for a realistic appearance.

May we see some more "Firsts"?

Henry H
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 08:44:33 PM by Henry Hubich »

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November 15, 2012, 02:51:57 AM
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What an excellent idea for a thread!  Well Henry, I'm embarressed to say, this is my first...drawn in version 2.0 3D! (the mud was added in, and the sharp edges rounded in Photoshop)...how I wince now to see these first experiments with the software!  I started working with TurboCAD to build prototypes of models and toys for sale to toy manufacturers, and this model was made into a prototype (below).  I bought the software from a garage sale! (see box cover...Version 2, Windows 95...$49)

Gaz
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 01:31:06 PM by The CAD man »

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November 15, 2012, 05:56:51 AM
#2
Great jog on the ring Henry, and thanks for starting this thread.

My first 3D renders were with V8 Standard (what Deluxe used to be called). I did a wagon with some 'purchases' in the back. Sorry for the small renders, but it was very early in the learning curve. :-)


November 15, 2012, 05:58:49 AM
#3
What an excellent idea for a thread!  Well Henry, I'm embarressed to say, this is my first...drawn in version 2.0! (the mud was added in, and the sharp edges rounded in Photoshop)...how I wince now to see these first experiments with the software!

Gaz

That is pretty impressive Garry, for a first model.


November 15, 2012, 06:53:36 AM
#4
My first saved/oldest efforts with TC were completed with version Pro. v1.4 - notice the date on the drawings?

I have to admit that I was supposed to use the 'official' software provided, Pro/Engineer, but, as I couldn't get on with this software at the time, and had TC at home, I did this after work, which wasn't spotted by those paying the bill!!!

When I have the time(!), it would be nice to generate 3D images from these originals.

Regards Tim

« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 06:58:50 AM by Tim Stewart »

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November 15, 2012, 09:32:51 AM
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The TCWs for these were first created in TC V10.5, then updated to V11.2 a few months later. Today, two PCs later, I opened the files in TC 17.2, and did "Skip All" on all the materials, etc. After changing the material on the outer case for "Bill's pump" to a nearly transparent one, the attached render was "first shot", taking about a minute to complete. The render of the 'exploded' drawing required me to re-locate a .jpg for one material before completing, and also took less than a minute.

There's a story behind this that I've attached as pump story.txt for anyone interested.

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November 15, 2012, 09:55:41 AM
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There's a story behind this that I've attached as pump story.txt for anyone interested.

Don, thank you for sharing . . . .

Regards Tim

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* November 15, 2012, 05:36:52 PM
#7
Aspins are rotary valve heads, aren't they, Tim?  Did this one run?

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November 15, 2012, 06:50:39 PM
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Great thread Henry. I am gonna have to do some digging to find my old models.

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* November 16, 2012, 07:19:04 AM
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The oldest I'm able to recover at short notice, this one dates from V7, judging by the blends on the wingnuts, unless I did it in Solid Modeler.  Can't tell because I've only got the pic to hand.   

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November 16, 2012, 08:56:46 AM
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Aspins are rotary valve heads, aren't they, Tim?  Did this one run?

Yes.  And, as far as I know, it still is.

Regards Tim

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November 16, 2012, 09:11:12 AM
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Lovely idea.  This was my second model started in TC16 and finished in TC18.  (Well the first was Don Cheke's Airbus A320 tutorial).

The model was the cause of many posts to solve silly newbe problems and all replies were gratefully received.

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November 16, 2012, 09:35:48 AM
#12
Lovely idea.  This was my second model started in TC16 and finished in TC18.  (Well the first was Don Cheke's Airbus A320 tutorial).

The model was the cause of many posts to solve silly newbe problems and all replies were gratefully received.

Colin,

lovely stuff, all  those compound curves.  8)

And, it certainly sparked a memory.  Those chains!  It reminded me of delivering an ex-navy Pinnace, along the South Coast to London, some years ago.  Ah, sigh - those were the days . . .

Regards Tim
« Last Edit: November 16, 2012, 09:38:26 AM by Tim Stewart »

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November 16, 2012, 04:16:22 PM
#13
TurboCad 3D from 1996 (or earlier). This was not a model for a building but a 3d illustration of certain concepts for a paper I was writing at the time. Also see my post "Blast from the Past"

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* December 08, 2012, 02:16:11 PM
#14
FWIW

My memory is getting shorter, but I believe the v10 Mag Wheel tutorial was my first 3D model.

Don
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December 10, 2012, 12:08:42 PM
#15
Blasts from the past :)

What about the latest and greatest?

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December 25, 2012, 05:31:37 AM
#16
Hi all,

I think this was my first really successful render.
Regards
Dave.

Seasons greetings to all.

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December 25, 2012, 05:59:20 AM
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Nice one Dave.... great for your first render! :-)

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December 25, 2012, 09:36:37 AM
#18
Hi all,

I think this was my first really successful render.
Regards
Dave.

Seasons greetings to all.

That looks great Dave! Some of my first renderings where pretty crazy looking creations.

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December 30, 2012, 07:55:29 PM
#19
Cheers Brad and Daz.

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February 22, 2018, 08:25:49 AM
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Hope its ok to wake up this thread again guys. Boy it took me back seeing all the early renders that we all cut our teeth on so had to post a few of mine from 2001. I wouldn't have these renders if it wasn't for Kieth Harding sending me them a fair few years back I had lost them all on due to hard drive failure but luckily he had copies of a lot of what I had thankfully. The strat guitar was a project that I never got round to finishing unfortunately hence bits missing.

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February 23, 2018, 11:01:26 AM
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Ha, never saw this thread, should be re-opened . . .
Long before I ever found this forum, achieving results by luck, a home theater cabinet before TVs were Flat.

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March 03, 2018, 02:30:13 PM
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Pretty much my first project with TurboCAD (back in 2009 with V15) was a concept drawing for a proposal that a client was making.

Spent close to two days creating the circular connector on the right, but the D-Sub connector model on the left was downloaded from the manufacturer's site, with some facet editing.

Of note, I didn't know about ACIS settings back then, so the default Quality setting of 50 caused some noticeable faceting of the curved surfaces.


Jeff
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March 08, 2018, 08:48:11 AM
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... and my First project?  ::) the oldest .TCW file which I found is from 2004 and this is the renders from it
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 08:51:46 AM by Majo »

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March 08, 2018, 09:00:38 AM
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... and next project

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March 09, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
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... and my First project?  ::) the oldest .TCW file which I found is from 2004 and this is the renders from it

I gotta say, either you or TurboCAD got a whole lot better since then.  ;)


Jeff

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* March 16, 2018, 05:57:40 PM
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How I love these drawings. Mine were all Don's tut's Neville R

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