Designing Figures, if only for fun

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  1. Bumblemus Prime

    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    I'm curious how to get started doing 3-D designs for figures. Not necessarily stuff for Shapeways, though that would be cool--it's just that I've hand-drawn some dream figures, including transformations and parts counts, that I would like to put into some visual form other than pencil scribbles.
     
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    There's a bunch of 3D programs online that you can find for this. Tinkercad is one, but I don't know any others. I hope this helps.
     
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    Yeah after drawing and engineering is done on paper the next step is computer aided drafting (CAD), or you could go old school and use wood or dense Styrofoam and carve your designs.
     
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    Moving to Creative General Discussion.

    I've not done this in a while, but I love designing figures. I've never tackled a 3D program (wished I had taught myself before the 3rd party craze), but I've done nearly everything else from "scribbles", to more finished designs, to kitbashed "prototypes", to fully realized pieces.
     
  5. Soul1138

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    I've been slowly learning Fusion 360 making very basic looking weapons for my transformers, i'm curious also if anyone would have any suggestion on how to get started better, so far i've only done things free hand minus my first model which was an energon axe that was too small for my PoTP optimus but just right for my deluxes, used a pic of a FoC version.
     
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    Is Fusion a good place to learn to draw 3-D models?
     
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    So far I'm gonna say yes, hasbro uses a program called solidworks which looks very similar to Fusion from the videos i've watched. I recently had a toy fair were I lived and picked up an Armada Megatron and all he was missing was his main cannon missile and rear missiles but I managed to model and print them this weekend and they fully function. I'm gonna stick to Fusion 360, make sure to look at their tutorial videos on Fusion's website so its easier to learn the program. Theres alot of videos on ball joints and general toy making on youtube aswell.
     
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    Oh, man! I detailed my own Optimus' transformation and everything! Too bad I don't have a 3D printer...
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