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Creating a motorcycle model from parts book 2d images.
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* September 26, 2009, 02:36:42 AM
I have 2 parts books for the motorcycles that I own (both MZ's) and a couple of workshop manuals containing exploded drawings.
Is there any way that I can use Turbocad to turn these 2d drawings into 3d drawings?
My ambition is to eventually model a motorcycle in 3d and I thought I'd start with the ones I own.
I have Turbocad 12.5 at present, but I hope to buy a copy of V15 PRO or upgrade to V16 PRO if I have too.
Any thoughts?



September 26, 2009, 06:33:34 AM
The books will only be useful as reference materials unless they contain profile images which could be scanned, inserted into TurboCAD and traced. You will likely need some calipers to measure the various parts of your bike and create each part from scratch. It will be a challenging task but it could prove very satisfying. To create the whole bike you will need to keep each part fairly basic otherwise TurboCAD will not be able to render it.

The attached is a motor cycle I created in my early TurboCAD days, based on a small Maisto model that I took measurements from.

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