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SketchUp MNPCtech & Bit-Tech.net case design contest #5 - (Deadline moved to September 1st)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Roboduck, 1 Jul 2010.

  1. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Wow nice res cheap :)

    I went on a tangent while burning up some rare free time and ended up starting this :idea:

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    Guess I could fit some components in the base and call it a case lol
     
  2. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    oooohhhh
    i want one
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Zeta Gundam cockpit.:D I'd want one too.
     
  4. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    lol
    actually it could be any gundam that came before the Z Gundam
    all of them were set up so that there wasnt a complete wrap-around view like in gundam wing series and most of the other gundams from Z to Chars Counter Attack (which is good btw)

    many waisted high school years have been lost
    but damn i love it :D
     
  5. nebun

    nebun Midnight Modder

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    Hey guys, just wanted to maybe help those new to Sketchup with a tip.

    I'm assuming with the theme there will be a lot of twists, arcs and rounds in the concepts so I thought I'd point out that Sketchup defaults to have 24 side circles and 12 side arcs but when you select the circle or arc tool you can input sides up to 100 by keyboard input, hit enter and use the tool like normal, you will have nicer curves available to bring the best out of your designs.

    Also, the settings are good while Sketchup is open but will return to defaults upon closing and reopening the application.

    I'm not sure if I have time to put in a design entry myself but I'm itching to dump my schedule and go to it :rock:

    Love the progress on the entries so far, keep it up :thumb:
     
  6. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    that means that i will have to redraw all of my circles :(
    unless the smoothing tool can fix that
     
  7. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Don't apply to liberally, your PC will grind to a halt when you take this too far :brrr:
     
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  8. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    ...if the part are going in a helix, then surely mark out a centre point, and a starting point. Rotate on x,y to the desired angle, then rase to the desired height on the z. Or am I missing something?
     
  9. nebun

    nebun Midnight Modder

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    Thank you, I forgot to mention the trade off of performance for smoother design. +rep for catching it :thumb:
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: I went with the default res to keep from hanging this time. -Still having troubles.
    @Disturbed - Some of us don't talk about that "Boy Band" Gundam series. :hehe:
     
  11. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    thats what it has turned into
     
  12. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    I chopped and changed somethings but I'm finished now.
    There are some really amazing designs out there, SU is an awesome designing program.

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    I hope this is acceptable.
    Seth
     
  13. sethnmalice

    sethnmalice What's a Dremel?

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    oops double posted sorry.
     
  14. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    omfg that's brilliant.
     
  15. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    theres my vote
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Totally freaky, man!
     
  17. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    Changed my design back to using mITX boards as the proportions looked terrible with the eATX ones, much too fat. Here's how mines coming along:

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    Haven't modelled much of the hardware yet apart from the hard drive, but that will come. The top unit holds the two boards for the server. The one below two rendering boards. The one below that holds the cooling equipment (two 120mm rads & pump) and a psu for the two above. Then theres two more rendering units followed by another cooling unit etc.

    There are 64 3.5" hard drives there, each enclosed in a casing comprising an orange plexi piece sandwitched between extruded aluminium top and bottom pieces.

    That's all for now, need some sleep.
     
  18. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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  19. forester joe

    forester joe shhh. can you hear your PC?

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    I love the bottle opener :)
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Dullonien - Wow, dude!:D That setup would be cool to have, but I wouldn't want to be the one working on it.:hehe:
     

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