[Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

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[Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:07 pm

For those who have not looked at the space frame thread here I thought I would post this in the Tutorial Forum as it has proved helpful to kelvin and others.

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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby solo » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:20 pm

Doh!!!

I just learned something new, almost embarrassed to say, I never knew about the additional setting with JPP, damn, if I knew this before I could've modeled even faster.

Thanks Eric.


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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby tadema » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:49 pm

Eric,
I could watch your videos all day long. You have a great way of modeling.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby Stinkie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Yeah. :shock:
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:21 pm

Well thanks again guys. Sometimes I surprise myself.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby david_h » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:03 am

Once again. . .you are engineered to amaze.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby mitcorb » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:53 am

@Boofredlay: I suggest a warning label on all of your tutorials "Caution to learners: watching these tutorials may cause one of two things--it may stunt your growth, or it will inspire your inner artist. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:12 am

:D Thanks.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby Late » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 am

Great and inspiring tutorial. But I'm totally hobbyist so how you moved the sphere from it's center point?
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:39 pm

When you use the sphere plugin, placement is at the center bottom of the sphere.
#1 in my example image.

Then get the move tool, click on the midpoint of one of the outside lines (midpoint on the sphere). I turned on the x-ray view style for this step. Start moving it in the blue direction, hold shift then click the reference point where you want the sphere to "land".
#2 in my example image.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby Late » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:55 am

Thanks. It's always fun to learn new things.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby utiler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:30 am

solo wrote:Doh!!!

I just learned something new, almost embarrassed to say, I never knew about the additional setting with JPP, damn, if I knew this before I could've modeled even faster.

Thanks Eric.


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Nether did I, Pete!!!

BTW how do you upload a youtube video to here? And what software are you using to record?

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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:23 pm

Thanks Andrew.

I use Hypercam2
http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/

Make sure you change the keyboard shortcuts (Hot Keys) because they can interfere with your SU ones and mess up your video. I found that out the hard way.

After taking the video I used Windows Live Movie Maker to add text and edit it. Then uploaded to Youtube.

Both Hypercam and WLMM are free.

Attaching the Youtube to your post is best explained in Miguel's post here:
viewtopic.php?p=144086#p144086
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby utiler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:40 pm

Cheers, Boo
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby mitcorb » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:58 am

You think maybe Hypercam 2 will work on Win 7? The info stops at xp?
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:03 am

Yep. I use it at home and work on Win7.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby mitcorb » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:57 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby pilou » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:37 pm

Cool tut :enlight:

Maybe you can use the Guides Tool by ThomThom for put the Spheres more quickly?

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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby usen » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:24 pm

Thanks. :thumb:
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby shahriyar » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:55 pm

Thanks Again :berserk:
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby brookefox » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:52 am

Thank you, Eric.

Now if we could only get the size and res of embedded vids jacked up so we can see what the plugin settings are that are being used (JPP in this case). Alas, at present, there seems not to be a way.
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:36 am

brookefox wrote:Now if we could only get the size and res of embedded vids jacked up so we can see what the plugin settings are that are being used (JPP in this case). Alas, at present, there seems not to be a way.


Why not go to Eric's YouTube page and watch it full screen?
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby Gaieus » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:00 pm

I am pretty sure we can fix all sorts of video embedding issues soon. ;)
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby brookefox » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:01 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:
brookefox wrote:Now if we could only get the size and res of embedded vids jacked up so we can see what the plugin settings are that are being used (JPP in this case). Alas, at present, there seems not to be a way.


Why not go to Eric's YouTube page and watch it full screen?


I often have problems trying to go to the vid source: I click this way and that, nothing happens. Better not to have to do anything but watch the thing in front of you, I think.

Glad Gai's got it covered, pretty surely...
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Re: [Tutorial] Modeling a Space Frame

Postby boofredlay » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Here is a direct link.
Nothing special on the JPP settings. Unfortunately the highest resolution for this video is 480p.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8197whwx ... ature=plcp
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