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by seurban
March 5th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: CAD Render-Rama
Replies: 65
Views: 52838

Re: CAD Render-Rama

ralphzoontjens wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 1:23 pm
I am currently working on a project involving fabric simulation and renderings. We are making use of the Keyshot Velvet shader which is quite impressive when tuned right.
That really looks great. What did you use to model the fabric? The way it falls and folds looks very natural.
by seurban
January 25th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Surfacing and Industrial Design
Replies: 6
Views: 3676

Re: Surfacing and Industrial Design

I think Slippyfish is right about designers being "good enough for the industries they serve," but I think that usually will involve some surface modeling and understanding of curvature continuity, etc. I've worked with great engineers who even have an eye towards aesthetics, but are biased towards ...
by seurban
November 13th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Daughter wants design&enginering, where are programs?
Replies: 11
Views: 15398

Re: Daughter wants design&enginering, where are programs?

When I went to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, in central New York) for ID they were just beginning to offer crossover programs between ID and Mechanical Engineering Technology (a more practical, less theoretical version of Mechanical Engineering). They were working on getting accreditation ...
by seurban
June 1st, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Culture at your company
Replies: 31
Views: 23489

Re: Culture at your company

I've never worked anywhere that didn't have a ping pong table, nor would I. :wink: I'm curious - how often does the ping pong table get used? I haven't worked somewhere with one, though I did intern at a firm that had some video games in a break room of sorts that I never saw anyone use. And I reme...
by seurban
April 30th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: design events & competitions
Topic: IDSA central district conference
Replies: 2
Views: 7122

Re: IDSA central district conference

FYI the conference was great, one of the better IDSA conferences I've been to.
by seurban
April 25th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: design events & competitions
Topic: IDSA central district conference
Replies: 2
Views: 7122

IDSA central district conference

Is anyone here going to the IDSA Central District Conference this weekend? PM me if you'd like to meet up at all.

-Scott
by seurban
January 10th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: What 3d printer do you use at work?
Replies: 20
Views: 15566

Re: What 3d printer do you use at work?

We have an old Dimension Elite SST1200 that we use a lot, and unlike the OP it's been quite reliable. We have had the maintenance contract though, and they have done significant work on it to the point of rebuilding major sections. The company we've used is Fisher Unitech, and though the contract is...
by seurban
January 9th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Methods in Solidworks
Replies: 11
Views: 7649

Re: Methods in Solidworks

I generally try to keep parts independent as much as possible, since as others have stated assembly relations have a habit of getting mixed up and not translating when you try to use things in new assemblies, and a parent model can get bloated at times. However, if I'm making any sort of (even mildl...
by seurban
December 21st, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Does Product Design Not Mean Industrial Design Now?
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Re: Does Product Design Not Mean Industrial Design Now?

I agree that Industrial Designer is a good and more specific term for what we do (at least to people in the realm of physical product design), but I personally chose the title of "Senior Product Designer" (with my boss's blessing, of course) because I do spend a considerable portion of my time on ta...
by seurban
November 29th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Augmented Reality Prototyping
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Re: Augmented Reality Prototyping

Out of curiosity, what are you using augmented reality for? There are some interesting potential applications that I can think of, but I personally have not encountered an application in the industrial design world.
by seurban
November 13th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: We have $10,000 - what should we buy?
Replies: 40
Views: 23482

Re: We have $10,000 - what should we buy?

+1 on the photo setup if you don't have one already. Having a really good camera, a couple softbox lights, and a backdrop set up and able to be used at any time has been really useful at work. Not only do pictures of our final models look great, but it's really easy to have professional looking phot...
by seurban
August 17th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Short run sand casting or similar
Replies: 3
Views: 4434

Re: Short run sand casting or similar

We've used these guys before for a few sand cast prototypes, so I'm guessing a short run would be good for them.

http://www.humtown.com/
by seurban
August 17th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Someone thought this was a good idea...
Replies: 14
Views: 6872

Re: Someone thought this was a good idea...

"...gravity had no power over me."

Incredible!
by seurban
July 11th, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Inspiration/Reference Organization
Replies: 4
Views: 8491

Re: Inspiration/Reference Organization

Thanks for the heads up!
by seurban
June 30th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: design employment
Topic: Mech Eng in New Product Development
Replies: 5
Views: 6790

Re: Mech Eng in New Product Development

I agree with moczys, contacting firms directly is probably a good way to go. I think a lot of design consultants do need a jack of all trades, and you might just fit the bill for the firms needs even if they haven't advertised yet. That's how I got my job (I'm your mirror image, an industrial design...