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by Playdo
July 12th, 2011, 12:08 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Protecting IP at interview?
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Re: Protecting IP at interview?

Hi Yo. I thought that may be the case. I do have some products that I am seriously considering patenting, and I don't feel comfortable disclosing them at interviews.
by Playdo
July 12th, 2011, 11:45 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Protecting IP at interview?
Replies: 14
Views: 1708

Protecting IP at interview?

I'm looking for some advice on ways to protect my designs at interviews. If I haven't got a patent on the product, would an NDA suffice? And is it an unusual request for an NDA to be signed before interviewing? What other solutions are there? I came across this site recently too: http://www.creative...
by Playdo
June 19th, 2011, 9:17 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: T-Splines
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Re: T-Splines

T-Splines allows you to create a NURBS model using SubD techniques. In essence, you model with a polygonal cage, creating a lightweight faceted model, which is then smoothed. So it's totally different to modeling with common NURBS tools, with its pros and cons. The main modeling difference between i...
by Playdo
June 19th, 2011, 8:52 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Direct Modeling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Direct Modeling?

I think that these techniques will become more widespread. It'll be interesting to see what Solidworks has in store for their next version and if they make a big advancement in freeform tools.
by Playdo
June 18th, 2011, 11:56 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Direct Modeling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Direct Modeling?

I thought as much. Are Creo and NX examples of direct modeling and parametric modeling together? When I meant the future, I was really referring to these programs that use direct modeling whilst updating features on the fly (eg Creo / NX). They're mainly used in engineering and specialist design fie...
by Playdo
June 18th, 2011, 8:56 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Direct Modeling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Direct Modeling?

I've been looking at direct modeling recently and I'm unsure exactly what it is. What programs use it? Where is it used in Product Design? And is it the future? ie. http://info.kubotekusa.com/get-introduced-get-aquainted-get-direct-modeling/Default.aspx?RewriteStatus=3&utm_campaign=solid-smack-direc...
by Playdo
June 14th, 2011, 8:06 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Photoshop..How?
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Photoshop..How?

Edit - Image Size (+ keep the proportions locked).
by Playdo
June 13th, 2011, 8:14 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Modo for Solidworks kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 4312

Re: Modo for Solidworks kit?

Hey Adam, Thanks for your thoughts and the links. I do a lot of SubD modeling, but unless I'm only creating certain forms or using blockwork, I'm slowed down for conceptualising. The SubD requirements when going beyond the basics (adding angular extrusions/cuts on curved surfaces, holes etc), means ...
by Playdo
June 6th, 2011, 10:38 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Modo for Solidworks kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 4312

Re: Modo for Solidworks kit?

I should have mentioned that I was interested in the comparison only for modeling purposes. Can you give details on why you prefer to use Modo over T-Splines for conceptual work, even though T-Splines has the benefit of being NURBS? And what stages exactly, does it fit into your design process? Thanks
by Playdo
June 5th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Modo for Solidworks kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 4312

Re: Modo for Solidworks kit?

@Cadjunkie: You seem to be well versed with various softwares. You say that a SW/Modo combo has more potential than a SW/Rhino one. How about when compared to SW/Rhino+T-Splines? Does it have any benefits that would make it better for ID?
by Playdo
May 29th, 2011, 9:16 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Design Films/TV/Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Design Films/TV/Videos

There's also Britain's Next Big Thing, Click and Secrets of the Superbrands on the BBC.
by Playdo
February 14th, 2011, 1:49 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Best software for concept design
Replies: 24
Views: 3979

Re: Best software for concept design

There's very little out there as I've yet to find it too. Strange, as it's fundamental. I've sent you a PM. Thanks.
by Playdo
February 13th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Best software for concept design
Replies: 24
Views: 3979

Re: Best software for concept design

The biggest advice I can offer no mater what software you go with is to learn the technique first! What i mean is most all surface modelers are the same, this goes along with Solid modelers and renders. Keeping in mind that Surface modeling and solid modeling take two extremely different approaches...
by Playdo
February 9th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: software and technology
Topic: interpreting complex organic forms in 3d cad
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: interpreting complex organic forms in 3d cad

Yeah, definitely look into a sculpting tool such as ZBrush or Mudbox.