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by slippyfish
December 12th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.
Replies: 290
Views: 164907

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

^^ agreed! that thing is too cool for this thread. Looks like Precor meets Batman. Love it.

And yes hub.
by slippyfish
December 12th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Mimitens Independent Designer vs. Big Brand
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Mimitens Independent Designer vs. Big Brand

"I made a thing and it's valuable and I deserve some respect"

this is funny
by slippyfish
December 10th, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Turing Phone
Replies: 5
Views: 8888

Re: Turing Phone

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1d34480bd339567cb5c193ac8/images/9520e7f5-7a35-40ea-93ba-ac19b93e05c5.png More nonsense from these guys this morning. Its like a super-nerd Nigerian money transfer scam. I wish them all the best. "The Copernicus is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855, the premiere mob...
by slippyfish
December 5th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 267
Views: 149598

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished 'The One Device', about the conception and development of the iPhone, by Brian Merchant. It was very good.

Now I'm re-reading Skunk Works, about the Lockheed aerospace engineering/build group. As well as Dune (again).
by slippyfish
November 27th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: modeling the rear surface of iMac
Replies: 8
Views: 10667

Re: modeling the rear surface of iMac

@Lowe9 I grabbed your models. That's fascinating. I think that's a pretty good interpretation. I really like how you made the trim from the corners to the central 'tangency reference' surfaces. Slightly off-topic: is making those 'tangency reference' surfaces really superior to simply selecting 'nor...
by slippyfish
November 21st, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Advice on designing a bed for a kid
Replies: 7
Views: 14760

Re: Advice on designing a bed for a kid

Slippyfish, you just brought back memories. My daughter once vomited in the middle of the night on her top bunk bed. She managed to vomit right on the siderail so there was vomit on her bed, on the bottom bed, on the floor and of course on the crevices between the handrail and the bed. Needless to ...
by slippyfish
November 19th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Advice on designing a bed for a kid
Replies: 7
Views: 14760

Re: Advice on designing a bed for a kid

Have a surface finish that resists vomit.
by slippyfish
November 16th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 110
Views: 103007

Re: What is BMW doing?

Saw the new X2 the other day. Don't know what that's supposed to be. For kids these days I guess? C pillar roundel supposed to connect to a 3.0CSi or something? Did they run out of paint or is something missing on the trim? Fog lights where they don't actually help in fog? Because BMW has round lig...
by slippyfish
November 16th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: modeling the rear surface of iMac
Replies: 8
Views: 10667

Re: modeling the rear surface of iMac

Thanks to all. What's great about the iMac back is how well it hides the mass of the internals, as it tapers to that uncanny thin edge. Mrog that's a nice tutorial. I'm not too familiar with Alias but the simple mono-rail exploration surface almost looks like simply a 'Sweep' in SolidWorks. As long ...
by slippyfish
November 14th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Best Laptops For 3D Rendering + Modeling
Replies: 6
Views: 15555

Re: Best Laptops For 3D Rendering + Modeling

I have an HP Zbook Studio 360 on the way - by the specs it should be capable of delivering on the OP's requirements. We'll see.
by slippyfish
November 14th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Learning Solidworks for ID
Replies: 10
Views: 27566

Re: Learning Solidworks for ID

Check out my tutorial at Grabcad on surface modelling of a soccer cleat, it treats some basic surfacing techniques such as lofts/sweeps + trimming, fills and boundary surfaces. https://grabcad.com/tutorials/adidas-x18-soccer-boot-surfacing This is a really nice write-up and model. I always like see...
by slippyfish
November 14th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: modeling the rear surface of iMac
Replies: 8
Views: 10667

modeling the rear surface of iMac

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2017/06/imac-pro-back.jpg?quality=82&strip=all&w=1600 Ever really check out the rear surface of an iMac? It tapers in all directions, down to quite smallish corner radii, without really obvious kinks/curvature. The above photo exaggerates what you see ...
by slippyfish
November 14th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: What is BMW doing?
Replies: 110
Views: 103007

Re: What is BMW doing?

hmmm.... Lexus: "no one can out do our gaudy, over designed front fascias!" BMW: "hold my hefeweizen" Its more offensive because the illustrator/art director never got the lesson about RESTRAINT with the highlights. Every hint of an edge on the front-most surfaces is blazing hot with highlights, ma...