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AA Battery & Holder
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January 12, 2010, 04:48:44 PM
Part of a project I am working on.

Not much to look at (especially compared to the diamond ring thread), but I am pleased with the simple techniques used to create the objects.

The frame was a Box that was Filleted on the bottom, then Shelled on 3 sides (a lot faster and easier than adding a Bend or Flange, especially when I need a specific length).

The battery clamp also used the Shell Solid command, this time with a positive number to expand out from the battery.  After that, I subtracted a pie-shaped extrusion to create the opening.  The Flange command added the outward curve, but only after I added a thin Box to the end of the major curve.

I modified the Metal definitions to reduce reflectance; this makes them seem more real world (manipulating lights is just too tedious).


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* January 12, 2010, 05:14:08 PM
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Part of a project I am working on.


Great start Jeff.... by chance does the terrible looking sweep you've been having problems with have any part of this project?  ??? ???

don
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January 12, 2010, 05:16:49 PM
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That's another part of this design, yes.  The Rail Sweep will be a stranded wire lanyard to hold a connector saver.

Jeff

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* January 12, 2010, 05:21:03 PM
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That's another part of this design, yes.  The Rail Sweep will be a stranded wire lanyard to hold a connector saver.

Jeff



I'm looking forward to seeing it.

don

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* January 12, 2010, 05:59:29 PM
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Worked out well, Jeff.

Henry H

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January 12, 2010, 09:03:00 PM
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It's always interesting to learn how others use the tools in TC Jeff. Nice work.

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* January 13, 2010, 08:45:43 AM
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Nice  work Jeff, interesting modeling technique.
Even wrapping a label is still a problem for me.

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January 13, 2010, 09:23:25 AM
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Thanks, Stefaan.

Wrapping the image was the most time-consuming part of this project and, if I didn't have a tutorial from Don Cheke to take me through the basic steps, I never would have figured it out.  The documentation in the manual is woefully inadequate. 

For instance, it is my understanding (because I haven't read anything that explains it) that if you don't change from 'Base' to another setting, you don't see anything except the background color wrapped on your object.

Just terrible.


Jeff

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* January 13, 2010, 09:50:09 AM
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Thanks, Stefaan.

Wrapping the image was the most time-consuming part of this project and, if I didn't have a tutorial from Don Cheke to take me through the basic steps, I never would have figured it out.  The documentation in the manual is woefully inadequate. 

For instance, it is my understanding (because I haven't read anything that explains it) that if you don't change from 'Base' to another setting, you don't see anything except the background color wrapped on your object.

Just terrible.


Jeff


You might find my book helpful. It's free now ;-)

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a19d817/n/Photorealism_In_TurboCAD_R_.pdf

Henry H

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January 13, 2010, 10:03:00 AM
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I've downloaded it and a quick review of the first 53 pages (of 371) shows I have a lot of reading to do.

This seems a very complete and detailed tome on the subject.

Thank you.

Jeff

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January 18, 2010, 07:42:25 AM
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Looks good Jeff. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the project to see where this part gets utilized.

Is your text 3D or a wrapped image?


January 18, 2010, 11:25:13 AM
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Thanks, Don.  This one is a wrapped image based largely on the information provided in your Robot Hand tutorial.

I occasionally use 3D text so that it is still visible in Line Art mode, but didn't spend the time this time.

Jeff


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