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by tempurabacon
June 17th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: design on the go - computers
Replies: 13
Views: 14054

Re: design on the go - computers

Hi- I've had the yoga thinkpad p40 for a bit now and its replaced my workstation. SW and powersurfacing plugin also running Freeform modeling plus. The downside is that that my screen has crack ( closed it with popcorn kernal near hinge) and finding a replacement screens are not easy or cheap. Its s...
by tempurabacon
June 17th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Relocating to LA
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Relocating to LA

Hi all, I'm most likely relocating to LA and am trying to get sense of where to set up a shop space and studio. Are there areas where ther is a high density of creative studios? Also looking into live work lofts. Has anyone set up a small shop in live work loft? I'll be in LA end of month for 3 week...
by tempurabacon
November 20th, 2010, 10:14 pm
Forum: furniture
Topic: Toilets
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Toilets

Bart- I 'll give you a call some time Monday then--
joe
by tempurabacon
November 20th, 2010, 10:10 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: CAD program in Toy Design
Replies: 22
Views: 23450

Re: CAD program in Toy Design

I've never used Rhino in an actual project but I've seen models done in it. I use Solidworks and its ideal because its a parametric modeler. Also depends on the toys your designing. I do alot of diecast vehicles and preschool toys so I can get by with SW. Rhino would be better for figures though. I ...
by tempurabacon
November 19th, 2010, 10:58 pm
Forum: furniture
Topic: Toilets
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Toilets

Bart-
Do you know if the cost package is similiar to injection molded product? Is a digital model neccessary and can they make the mold from them?

Thanks--

joe
by tempurabacon
November 18th, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: furniture
Topic: Toilets
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Toilets

hi all- Wondering how toilets are designed. I have someone who wants me to model up a toilet to send for manufacture and quoting, He's got a protoype and want me to make a digital model. Has any one have experience in this field? There this good video on how they are made: http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by tempurabacon
September 3rd, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: Toy Sketch blog
Replies: 14
Views: 15066

Re: Toy Sketch blog

just had to get the 1000'th post on this section--
by tempurabacon
September 3rd, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: Toy Sketch blog
Replies: 14
Views: 15066

Re: Toy Sketch blog

toy design is not always that easy. Alot of research goes into a single item. You can't always get rational feedback from a 3yo. You also have the same concerns with marketing teams, engineering (this is more challenging than it seems as you have to design for the lowest common denominator and come ...
by tempurabacon
September 3rd, 2010, 8:38 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: toy soldier design process?
Replies: 3
Views: 10155

Re: toy soldier design process?

There are alot of different ways to get the sculpt for toy figures. Most traditional is a wax pattern to make the final tool. Wax can take very fine detail. The wax pattern can be made into an EDM (electro discharge machining) tool and burned into the steel. A digital model from FreeForm can also be...
by tempurabacon
June 27th, 2010, 1:07 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: PhotoView 360 vs Hypershot
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

Re: PhotoView 360 vs Hypershot

I've been using SW forever and Photoview 360 is alot better than photoworks. When I do renders, the photoview360 stuff is very sufficient. I've seen really nice renders from other programs but for me the learning curve and ease of use was more important. Also important was the ability to mix CAD dat...
by tempurabacon
November 20th, 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Solidworks help pattern on complex shape
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Solidworks help pattern on complex shape

Use curve driven pattern-follow curve-- Need to use a 3D sketch for the curve to follow. Once you have the 3d curve (should be on the surface) then create a plane on that curve and make your extrusion- both directions, deep enough to go into the part. the way i've done it is crate a planar sketch th...
by tempurabacon
October 21st, 2009, 8:31 pm
Forum: toy design
Topic: Wooden Robots
Replies: 13
Views: 8982

Re: Wooden Robots

Another site-

http://andersnybergillustrator.blogspot.com/
Not so much about the woodgrain but intresting stuff--
by tempurabacon
January 15th, 2009, 2:01 am
Forum: one hour design challenges
Topic: 1HDC - 09.01 - Submission Forum
Replies: 728
Views: 151250

I hate when this happens............
what a bummer-----
by tempurabacon
January 5th, 2009, 11:45 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Maya to Solidworks
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

I got the file imported into Freeform via saving out as obj. So far looks pretty good.

Thanks for the replies---

tb--
by tempurabacon
January 2nd, 2009, 8:16 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: alias sketchbook pro vs alias studiotools sketching app
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

cool tip about al prt scr-- I didn't know about that till now---
Thanks---

joe