Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby baz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:17 pm

rv1974 wrote:What size are they?

I would guess a D Cup :)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:19 pm

One of them is a shoulder. But you guys can look at things your own way.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby baz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:23 pm

Box wrote:One of them is a shoulder. But you guys can look at things your own way.


Be buggered if I can see a shoulder...
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby rv1974 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:44 pm

baz wrote:
rv1974 wrote:What size are they?

I would guess a D Cup :)

Actually I asked abould mail links diameter. How could you Baz.. :shock:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Ok, enough renders for now.
How to make a twisted cable.
The plugin off screen is Fredo's Twisting.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Prima again ! :thumb: :D
after you have already twisted all the cables, about in the middle of the gif you delete 5 outer cables to copy the remainig outer one again around the middle axis 5x again - what makes this new copy step necessary?
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:23 am

It's not technically necessary, but the twist has made them all unique components even though they are identical. By replacing them they become instances of one component rather than 6 separate components, this saves file size and makes it easier to modify them if I need to in future.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby utiler » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:03 am

Box wrote:Ok, enough renders for now.
How to make a twisted cable.
The plugin off screen is Fredo's Twisting.



Mmmmm, licorice.

Nice thinking, mate. :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:05 am

utiler wrote:Mmmmm, licorice
:) :) :) :thumb:
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:01 am

Here's a little demo of making a very smooth tapered spindle. The pitch, length and number of threads is up to you.
This is a single thread using four helices at 90deg. The method creates a large file size, so not for general work, more for 3d printing types of work where you want a very smooth surface.
There is one point where a menu item is off screen, it is just Explode, to put the helices and cylinder into the same context.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:19 am

Haven't posted anything here for quite a while, so here is my 'Ikea Chess Set' and the basic method for creating them using Thomthom's Truebend.
Truebend Chess.jpg

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby utiler » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:23 am

I like the way you think, Box.!
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:19 am

I don't think the rest of the voices would agree with you.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:31 am

utiler wrote:I like the way you think, Box.!
I agree !! (sorry Box :) )
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:14 pm

HornOxx wrote:(sorry Box)
I don't know about this, the rest of the voices in my head are arguing about it.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:30 pm

... such a great and complex task again - truly admirable! (still I search unsuccessfully the IKEA context, did they sell this sometime? ;) ) Somewhere you mentioned (more or less) that it is hard to distinguish black and white figures - that's true. I would love to see some more details?

and Utiler is right anyway !! ;) ;)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:20 am

Sorry, no, the Ikea reference was more about the angularity and colours. I said something like 'I think of this as the Ikea version. Having recently moved into a tiny apartment, all Ikea’d in black and white, may have somewhat influenced this concept.'
The majority of the furniture, bedding, curtains, walls, blinds even the window frames are black or white and the only curves are in the folds of the bedding.
Here's a quick example.
Ikea Bookshelves Hornoxx.jpg


And an SU close up of some of them.
Ikea Chess SU.png


I'll throw in a Mono to make it easier to see whats going on.
Ikea Chess Mono.png
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby HornOxx » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:28 am

:) :thumb: thanks for these additional infos! - unbelievable how far we are "furniture-synchronized" around the globe. After renovating a former children's room I had to spend 2 afternoons at IKEA last month by now which is always a maximum punishment for me ;) and will only be surpassed by my wife's punishment if I do not join in :) :)
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:33 am

I rang my Ex in Germany from inside Ikea Sydney and said, I think I'm in Dresden, can you come and get me before I lose the will to live.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby boofredlay » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:25 pm

These are fantastic. After using SU since v2 I have learned a couple new tricks this morning I never knew. Keep them going.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:09 am

Ok, here is something a little different.
I was worried that I was relying on True bend too much and had forgotten how to model manually, so I made this as a test.
Top half is Truebend, bottom half is a manually constructed array of carefully scaled and positioned components.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby rv1974 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:40 am

Box what do you use for screen grabbing?
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:31 am

For screen grabs I just use the basic win 10 tools.
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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby Box » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:56 pm

Here's a very basic one that people miss. using the Pie tool to create an endpoint on a face that you can snap to.
I've added two as they both show some slightly different bits.
Pie Infer.gif

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Re: Some tips and tricks from out of the Box

Postby pilou » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Tricky simplicity! :ugeek:
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