Iron Factory Lugnut

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by waffel, May 17, 2019.

  1. waffel

    waffel Well-Known Member

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    So I feel he is coming along well, and will fit nicely in with the Iron Factory style once I add the surface details. As I said in the main post, he proportions need a tweak or two but he is getting there ROBODEMO.png
     
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    Coming together nicely! What program did you use to model it?
     
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    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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  4. waffel

    waffel Well-Known Member

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    I use solidworks as it's what I could get for free from my university, but I don't know if I'd recommend it to other
     
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    Blam320 Assembly Inventor

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    SolidWorks is a very good CAD program. Some techniques can be tricky to learn, but otherwise it’s super versatile. I used it to make a 3D model of Optimus Prime over on the art subforum.
     
  6. waffel

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    In some ways ists great, but the more complex and organic the design the harder it is to pull off with solidworks tools. But the assembly feature is a godsend and the numerical nature is great for tolerances. All the programmes gave tradeoffs I guess. That said, I went with iron factory style as it complements solidworks tools
     
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    SolidWorks is a drafting program for engineers first and foremost.
     
  8. waffel

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    Absolutely. For designing parts for my projects over the course of my degree is was a brilliant asset, but its not quite as versatile for the fine details and tweaks of a complex dsign such as a transformers because that's not what it's designed for
     
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    Updated post with the latest version of Lugnut. He is now ready to print and I hope to have a prototype printed and assembled by the middle of next week
     
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  10. Whelpd1

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    Could you give us a link to your shapeways store please.
     
  11. waffel

    waffel Well-Known Member

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    I really appreciate the interest, but with shapeways pricing this guy would be easily over 150 bucks
     
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    You would be surprised what people would be willing to buy.