Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2010, 08:52 PM   #21
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

I'm proud to own a GTX260..dang!

3D modeling doesn't need Quadro and FireGL like they've used to before.
__________________

lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 09:05 PM   #22
Fully Optimized
 
Grantofhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,762
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

it still helps to have Quadro cards. But Most people just get Tesla cards now. And buy a normal display adapter like a 9 series.
__________________

__________________
RD-PC -//- i7 950 // Evga x58 SLI // 3x2 OCZ PC3-12800 // 2x Evga GTX470 // Corsair HX850 // SilverStone TJ07
Grantofhell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #23
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Newer cards can handle insane amounts of polygons anyway, and my models tend to have massive amounts of polys, and even my 8800 has no problems pushing them.
As long as you have enough system memory (I only have 3GB as I only have a 32bit system, which isn't enough) then you won't have a problem rendering either, but I got around the problem with my last project by rendering in sections.

This is what I have as of tonight before I go to bed now



Off work tommorow so I expect to do a lot more, and have a massive update. Heres hoping. Want to get the supports/screw holes done, where it connects to the chassis of a case, and finish the overall shape/ add circuit board, etc
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #24
Golden Master
 
superman22x's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 7,903
Send a message via MSN to superman22x Send a message via Yahoo to superman22x
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Here's a quick "coffee mug" I whipped up in 10 minutes. I can do some rendering and all, not a whole lot though.
This program is similar to Autodesk Inventor I think. Different type of modeling than yours?? Do you model in inches and actual dimensions?

__________________
“Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” - Dr. Suess
superman22x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 08:08 PM   #25
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Yeah, completely different I think. Modeling the way I do isn't accurate at all. You can model to a specific size (to a picture), etc, and to mm,cm, etc but it'd never be good enough for production, etc, like CAD models would be.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 11:41 AM   #26
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Looking good Kage!
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 04:21 PM   #27
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

I have a nice update for you

I'm going to finish up the holes, etc tonight, so I hopefully just have the circuit board to do tomorrow, and then finally, make a bump map texture for the little indentations on the drive to make it look more realistic.
Oh, and then comes the lighting/rendering.

This is just an OpenGL set of previews directly from modo, as I haven't got the materials on the back looking spot on yet, and it helps you see the overall look better in my opinion

Quite a big render, so just click the linky:

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #28
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Updates!

4 hours left of the day for me yet, but this is what I've gotten done so far:





Almost at the circuit board area.

I also plan, when I find a torx screwdriver, to open this hard drive up and model the platters/heads. Maybe even make a pull-apart animation
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 05:25 PM   #29
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

Looking good.

How much detail are you going to include on the circuit board? SMT components, solder joints, tracks?
__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #30
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Hard drive 3D model

I've put this much detail into the model. I am not going to start lacking commitment now The works. All of it.

Blame my OCD
__________________

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0