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Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:31 pm

Hello,

I am new here and new to SU. I have been looking around alot and I have seen what you all are doing here. It is great. I have found that since is started playing with SU I look at buildings different. I see a new shopping center go up and I say to my self, "I could sketch that." I do need you help though. I love sailing and I am interested in sketching some sailboat ideas that I have. I am very new to SU only a few weeks. I have some books and have watched hours of podcast and movies from utube on my iphone at work. Here is a drawing from a symple boat. I can drw the top view with line and arch tools but I am having a hard time with the hull. It is a complex shape and I am sure I need to use the scale tool or move tool. Any ideas would be great.
http://www.dotan.com/microclass/images/Hull.gif


Not sure how to attach files yet.

Thanks

Don
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Re: Hello all

Postby boofredlay » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:32 pm

First of all welcome here and welcome to SketchUp. Fun isn't it?

Here are a few links to some threads about building boats in SU.
Check them out.

http://www.sketchucation.com/community/ ... hilit=hull

http://www.sketchucation.com/community/ ... hilit=hull
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Re: Hello all

Postby Krisidious » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:35 pm

Welcome Bolter...

Boo has steered you well, if you need any thing don't hesitate to ask.
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Re: Hello all

Postby RonS » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:35 pm

Hello Don,
Welcome. You find this site has allot information and you will also have allot of fun browsing thru the forum. Don't be afraid to ask for anything.
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Re: Hello all

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:36 pm

Hey,

Thanks for all the help. I guess that from what I see the hull is the hardes part to draw. How hard will it be to draw from the picture I had in the link. Just trying to get some ideas. Thanks

Don
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Re: Hello all

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:36 pm

Don,

Certainly you are right - the hull (being a kind of organic shape) is the hardest part.

I have to tell you that this particular pair of imagees are not the best for modelling. The curves that appear in the top image should have their "pairs" in the bottom image, too, so that you could match them in 3D.
The best would actually be if there were a third image from the bow/rear of the boat, too (thus we could see the curves of the ribs as well), to have even more precise reference points.

Are you particularly keen on modelling this boat or just interested in general?
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Re: Hello all

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:37 pm

Ok I have some images that you are talking about. I will post some and see what we can do. Thanks.

Don

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Re: Hello all

Postby Gaieus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:37 pm

Cool. I also like boats and have played around with some "experimental" hulls already:

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... e4122ad48e

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 3ac6aece48

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 7e7b0a2594

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 227ca6cf13

And also a sail for instance:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 1bf2ffe7e7

I like historic boats/ships more though...

Like this one:
http://hajomodellezes.extra.hu/3.jpg
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Sorry everybody, I have removed these things from the WH and havent updated this thread yet.
I'll upload them to somewhere later and fix the links.
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Last edited by Gaieus on Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: apologies for broken links (noticed during the transfer :O)
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Re: Hello all

Postby Iglesias » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:40 pm

Hello Don,

There is a free hull design program called freeship.
This is the link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeship/
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Re: Hello all

Postby robmoors » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:40 pm

Basically all you need to realise anything in 3D are these things:

- top view
- left or right view (left and right in case of asymmetry)
- back view

- optional: 2 (preferably more) perspective shots: these can be pictures or whatever. These are not required but do make the process much easier.

Modelling a boat is similar to modelling a car:
I learned to model cars in 3ds Max though the same modelling techniques apply to sketchup:

There is a great video tutorial I learned this off I would recommend before starting on organic modelling such as you are now:

http://www.3d-palace.com/index.php?page=tut1
The Audi A3 Tutorial

Hope this helps.
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Re: Hello all

Postby not registered yet » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:41 pm

Thanks for the links. I will try the freeship link tonight. Rob I will post some pictures that Ihave and tell me if it works. Thanks

Don

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