nope about the solidworks
is it like photoshop?
is it like photoshop?
I agree....Solidworks probably isn't a good choice for this project. Maya or 3dstudio max would be better.Originally posted by mikeyb3d@Nov 2 2005, 07:29 AM
I think you'd be better with a 3d program... Try Maya, Silo, Modo, Lightwave, 3DS Max... more freedom for final model design...
In my experience, I've only seen machined parts come out of solidworks, not that it WONT work, but I think that the freedom you seek, might be better represented by a program designed for artistic freedom. That's just me though.
Curiosity huh? Well, I'm going to come right out and say that I come from a poorer family. Both parents retired so not much money going around for me to actually mod a car before. However I've been around people who have and visited companies that do.Originally posted by We11Spring@Nov 2 2005, 07:39 AM
I'm curious...you're into 'radical modification', yet you don't know how to use a standard CMC program like solid works.
Have you ever actually modded a car, or is this a new hobby that you are taking up?
I'm not knocking it, I'm just saying that if you really want some really nice creative control, you should consider a true 3D modeling package. That's all. I'll admit, the learning curve is a bit steep, but it's what I do for a livingOriginally posted by EddieMoney@Nov 2 2005, 10:20 AM
Solidworks took me roughly 6 months to get efficient at, then another 2 years of random use in college before i could use the program to its full potential.
You can get the learning edition of maya straight from alias' webpage, but there are some limitations to it (I don't remember what they all are).Originally posted by aj2k3@Nov 2 2005, 03:07 PM
I know, so where would I be able to obtain a 3D program for this project? Is there any chance that there is a free downloadable one online or one someone can send me?
Hopefully it won't take me 2 1/2 years to learn like our friend Eddy. Man thats commitment. If anyone has a 3D program and some time to waste, and you wanted to see if you could get a rendering of the tC then by all means be my guest.
Alias makes some GREAT tutorial books. I don't know which version you'll be recieving in hte mail (hopefully 7), but you want to look into getting this - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846Originally posted by aj2k3@Nov 2 2005, 09:32 PM
Halewafa, I would be ever so greatful. If you are able to get it copied I'll provide my address. Perhaps there may be some kind of tutorial book that can help me out.
I'll have some peliminary sketches at the end of the week if anyone wanted to see em.
Thanks for your help guys, if this project gets done...it will be because of the help of you all.
Originally posted by Zygote55@Nov 3 2005, 09:50 AM
[/b][/quote]Alias makes some GREAT tutorial books. I don't know which version you'll be recieving in hte mail (hopefully 7), but you want to look into getting this - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=books&n=507846