从零开始学3D建模软件Blender(III)

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今天我试着用Blender创作了一个小楼房模型,对于本身不是学设计专业的我而言,用这款免费3D建模软件还是挺好学的。首先,我们需要到Blender的官网(blender.org)上下载一个版本。然后就可以一步一步地进行学习创作了,我是通过圆创屋的入门套件(视频和图文摘要)进行自学的。 Continue reading

造一个星球大战的劳模R2D2

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五一劳动节过去了,我们来纪念一下星球大战的,相比于人类,机器人比人类更加劳模。机器人吃得少不怕苦不怕累工作时间长。在星球大战系列电影中,最是劳模的就是R2D2,
基本上这个机器人在星战的每一部电影都出现,包括三步曲、前传及后续的电影都有。以下就是R2D2的造型。 Continue reading

从零开始学3D建模软件Blender(II)

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今天我试着用Blender创作了一个小杯子模型,对于本身不是学设计专业的我而言,用这款免费3D建模软件还是挺好学的。首先,我们需要到Blender的官网(blender.org)上下载一个版本(我用的是英文版)。然后就可以一步一步地进行学习创作了,我是通过圆创屋的入门套件(视频和文本摘要)进行自学的。现在就跟大家分享一下我的学习过程和心得:

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创造打鼓的机器人

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当儿子ADAM知道他老爸会造机器人以后,每天就吵着要一个会打鼓的机器人,5月的一天,我终于决定造一个机器人送给ADAM了。那么这次就是介绍打鼓的机器人,就叫他小鼓吧。

以下图片是这个机器人的造型。风格还是用DINO-ROBOT的常用风格。

这次还是与以前一样简单粗暴,采了一只电机,这个电机可以控制两只手。

第1步,在3DSMAX设计出可爱的外型,分以下几个部分:头部(只是装饰),身体,两支棍子。

模型如图所示。

与以往的风格一样,这个装置现在可以用到arduino电子版也可以不用,会基本电路就可以安装了。材料如下:

(1)    2个1.5V的电池与电池盒

(2)    1个黄色马达(也就是减速电机)

(3)    电焊铁,电线及热融胶枪

(4)    小型开关一个

(5)    电线若干。其它就是用3D打印机打印。

材料就是这么简单粗暴,小学生都能做这个小型装置。

注意,由于只采用1个马达,没有复杂电路。

第2步,在3DSMAX将不同颜色不同部分的组件分别排版,为了第三步的打印。

第3步,采用3D打印机进行打印,按不同颜色打印出来的组件如下图所示。

 

第4步,对构件进行粘合,采用热融胶枪连接部件,如下图所示。

第5步,测试装置,打开开关,它就动起来了,给它一个小铁盒,它就打出声音来了。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is a Learning Curve

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Hi guys!

We all know what a learning curve is, right? If it’s a valuable thing you are learning, the beginning of the curve will be almost flat for a while (with small bumps). Then, when all the pieces you learned will start to match together, you curve will go up faster. It will become steeper and steeper and steeper. That’s the beauty of an exponential growth and that’s the beauty of learning design with 3D modelling tools.

At the beginning, you have fun. Then you start to think that you could model something fun and nice. Then you see yourself creating something fun, nice and useful. Then you hit the ceiling of your current knowledge…

And that’s when Thomas Edison comes in. This really creative mind is supposed to have said:

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Think about it one minute. I am sure you had those moments when you wanted to give up because it was becoming too hard for you (at least, it was your feeling). But you decided to go on, found the right tool, the solution and finally conquered a new victory.

You will have that experience very often while learning a 3D modelling software, Blender for example. I still do from time to time. That’s the beauty of it. If you are never challenged by something you already know well, it starts to loose interest, it becomes boring. This situation will never happen with Blender.

The next time, I will show you what you can do with your learning curve using Blender. You will love it!

Stay tuned!