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by Playdo
September 5th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: VPs of 2 cubes at different angles?
Replies: 5
Views: 6979

VPs of 2 cubes at different angles?

How do you draw 2 cubes that are at different angles, in 2 point perspective?

If the 2nd cube is rotated, both its VPs will change. The 1st VP can be set anywhere, but how do you work out its 2nd VP so that it gives the correct perspective?

Thanks
by Playdo
August 18th, 2011, 1:15 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources

I'll make my way over to the British Library to take a look. Cheers Sam.
by Playdo
August 18th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Ingredients Booklet (UK)?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Ingredients Booklet (UK)?

It was pretty good. I haven't been for the last couple of years though. I like New Designers the most, due to the diversity.
by Playdo
August 16th, 2011, 10:50 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Ingredients Booklet (UK)?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Ingredients Booklet (UK)?

A few years ago, at 100% Design exhibition (I think), London, I picked up a free booklet on modern materials called Ingredients. I've only got issue 3 (out of 4). I'd love to get hold of the other copies. It's written by Chris Lefteri. I sent him an email but he didn't have any available and didn't ...
by Playdo
August 16th, 2011, 10:40 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources

Hi Sam,

Yes, I'm in the South East. I didn't realise that the British Library had an IP centre. That could be very useful. Ps. thanks for the PM offer ..I'll keep that in mind.

Does anyone have any book recommendations? It's be nice to have one.
by Playdo
August 14th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Patents + IP (UK) - Books/Resources

Does anyone have any first-hand book/resource recommendations that covers patents and IP, in-depth, for someone looking to take a product to market? It needs to be applicable to the UK. Thanks.
by Playdo
August 7th, 2011, 6:02 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Anatomical Model Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Re: Anatomical Model Software

You could also use any of the animation programs, buy a pre-rigged character off of one of the stock sites, and pose it as desired.

Someone created a load of CAD humans for sale recently too (in Solidworks I think). http://www.cadhuman.com/

It depends on what you want to do with it.
by Playdo
July 29th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Scanning work into Photoshop
Replies: 14
Views: 3888

Re: Scanning work into Photoshop

Or when you have a Curves or Levels box open, use the eye dropper and aim for a value of 255. Also you can Alt (or Ctrl, or Shift, or Apple ..can't remember which one off hand) + drag the white slider in the Curves/Level adjustment box. This will show you which part of the image is clipped. If the w...
by Playdo
July 15th, 2011, 8:22 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Dirty Geometry?
Replies: 16
Views: 4032

Re: Dirty Geometry?

That's what I thought it to be, either dense geometry or one with gaps in. I wasn't sure if I should be looking out for something more complicated (ie something like isoparm flow/alignment). So as long as the surfaces are light and joined properly, then the geometry is clean. Can someone then explai...
by Playdo
July 14th, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Dirty Geometry?
Replies: 16
Views: 4032

Dirty Geometry?

I've heard comments that some software produces dirty geometry in comparison to others. I've a few questions: 1. What exactly is dirty geometry and how should clean geometry look? 2. Can all software produce clean geometry, it just depends on how you create it? 3. What techniques / tips are there fo...
by Playdo
July 13th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Protecting IP at interview?
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Protecting IP at interview?

Some good points made. Thanks for the link Iab. It seems that if I was to show the design in printed form, it would count as publicly disclosing the design. If a NDA isn't appropriate, then I think it's best to not show a design until the patent has been applied for. A similar question: What is the ...
by Playdo
July 12th, 2011, 2:34 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Protecting IP at interview?
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Protecting IP at interview?

My concern was for both of those reasons.

I was under the impression that speaking to an individual without an NDA, counted as public disclosure.

Unless protection is in place, I thought that 'stealing' an idea was perfectly plausible.

Does anyone have links to legal references over this.
by Playdo
July 12th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Protecting IP at interview?
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Protecting IP at interview?

Will do. Has anyone used anything similar to the link I posted above?