[ARTS] Expendable's Little Blue Box

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Post by PharaohAtem » 11 Mar 2021, 18:38

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Post by Heyitslaurenk » 12 Mar 2021, 21:05

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A magic circle. Needs more work.

Oh wow, i love the colour!

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Post by Naughty Kitty » 12 Mar 2021, 23:34

It's really amazing and the contrasts really work well :)

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Post by Expendable » 13 Mar 2021, 01:24

Heyitslaurenk wrote:
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A magic circle. Needs more work.

Oh wow, i love the colour!

Radioactive green works really well.

Naughty Kitty wrote:
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It's really amazing and the contrasts really work well :)

I'm thinking of swapping the bands, open it up a bit more.

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Post by Naughty Kitty » 13 Mar 2021, 01:59

sounds good whatever you think best! :)

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Post by Expendable » 13 Mar 2021, 15:09

What I'd need to do is to put some characters in there, all nice and glowing. Unfortunately, I'm not finding quite what I'm looking for in the normal character maps.

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Post by Naughty Kitty » 13 Mar 2021, 15:10

hope you find something that'll do the trick then.

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Post by Expendable » 15 Mar 2021, 03:16

And now, Mister Bunneh.

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Cute! :)

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Post by Expendable » 12 May 2021, 14:24

I decided I wanted to build a barge in sketchup, using metal drums for floats. So, first, I needed some drums.

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Basically I made a template card and spun it, then added these straps with bolt-heads.

I want this to hold a 20' shipping container, so I made a rough box and platform, and added a small pilot house for steering in the back.

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However, because the shipping container is so high, the pilot house has to sit on top of a small box, which means I need to add stairs to get up to it, and they have to be narrow and steep. So I asked myself, what if I moved the pilot house to the front?

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We'll see which I like better.

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Post by Expendable » 17 May 2021, 02:31

Thanks! So do you like the pilot house in front or in back?

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Post by Heyitslaurenk » 19 May 2021, 07:12

If we are thinking practically here, the pilot house being at the front seems like a better option. The placement for the pilot house at the back also looks kinda good, i think its because you said the stairs have to be narrow and steep with no form of support like a hand rail that made me unsure.

So yeah i think the front is the way to go :)

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Post by Expendable » 22 May 2021, 04:44

I can rig stringers for the stairs, no issues there.

I like the front rig because it flows so much nicer. But that means a long control path to the engines in the rear. If I put the pilot house in the back, it's a shorter path and faster response.

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Post by Expendable » 05 Jun 2021, 03:37

When I first started with Sketchup, I tried building a project as one massive build. But a lot of it was repeating the same work over and over again.

Then I discovered components. I could build one to copy and reposition to make a more massive construct. But it was still one build.

I've tried building components on their own, then importing them into the build, but still a lot of work.

Really want I need to do is to break a project into sections, then work out what each section needs in terms of elements. I can then create the individual elements, and combine them to create the section, completing that part of it before moving on to the next, until all the sections are completed and I can then bring them in to finish the project and the component.

So what will that do? It'll give me a component library of switches, levers, drawer pulls, locks, receptacles, and other objects that I can reuse again and again. And really this is what I need to do so it's all organized and I can find it again. I can't think how often I've made drawer pulls.

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