Post by Steve Austin on Mar 16, 2006 8:40:36 GMT -8
The skeleton frame work in the image is made from a blue print or computer drawing. All the sections would have been cut through every 100mm on the original model. This is done by scanning the information from the model or by picking the data with a manual digitizing probe. Either way will give the necessary information.
It looks like the scale is probably 1:4. Most likely there was an existing model to retrieve the data from. When starting from scratch the information for that type of skeleton frame work is generally not available due to the fact that the form is always moving. Once the form has been established then you can retrieve the data.
Ok, I want to do this off an existing car. I don't have it done on the computer. but I have all the blue prints for the vehicle. I know that I can get the width of the car by measuring the blue print at (top view) & chooseing my sections for the buck, then do the same for the hight, but how do I get the sape of each section across the top?
how would I get the top curve like the this on the pic?
Post by Steve Austin on Mar 17, 2006 21:28:48 GMT -8
If you have all the cross sections, blend between these sections. This will form a natural arc giving you the shape you require. If you have a sketch or a photograph of the car that you want to make, visually make it the same. If it looks right it is right, most models have to give the same perception as the full size.
When I make a scale model the visual effect is the most important. You will find that when it is increased to a full size model there will be a considerable amount of tuning to be done. This is pretty much normal for the industry. If the model was an exact reduction of the full size it would probably be lacking in emotion.