LOL, nope, I am not a volunteer.. But I am happy to show the progress of this rebuild... There is a monster coming into the shop also this week..
Sorry @Susquatch, I misread the part about volunteer...
I’m interested in what your general process is to go from a scan to a solid model?By next week this complete boat will be a solid model.
You just said the process, in the wrong order. My first step is alignment. I need to align multiple scans to each other and the WCS. After this, then they get exported back out and converted to NURBS surfaces using an automatic utility. This will get me close. From this, the surfaces are brought back into NX and sections and intersections created to planes or other surfaces. These sections are generally dirty and then are exported out to Mastercam for unification and simplification. They are then brought back into NX to create surfaces through Mesh curves. After all the surfaces are created, extended, and sewn together, I can make a solid model..... It is a long process that is being refined. It requires NX, Mastercam, Wrap, and Artec Studio to do all the work.. Also the scanner is industrial grade. Do you have a target to scan? Maybe it would be possible to help you if you are not across the country...I’m interested in what your general process is to go from a scan to a solid model?
I have future dreams of having an aircraft I’m interested in scanned and then turning it into a solid model to generate cross sections.
Thanks for your description, that is helpful for me!You just said the process, in the wrong order. My first step is alignment...
I sent you a PM with a bit more explanation. You’re about 10 hours drive away from the aircraft I’d love to scan when I’m retired.…Do you have a target to scan? Maybe it would be possible to help you if you are not across the country...
I shell the inside with 1 thick wall stock. Extract the surfaces, Close them into another solid. I then put in the support ribs into the B side model and other details, before cutting it again form the original solid model... This effectively hollows it out... What you see on the image though is just translucency. I have not yet done the hollowing part. This picture shows the B side ready to cut. from A side..Hey Aburg, how did you scan the internal parts of the hull to get a true 3D hull? I would think a big part of it is under sides and such that are not removeable and you can't get under them?
What you see on the image though is just translucency. I have not yet done the hollowing part. The picture shows the B side ready to cut. from A side..
I scanned the inside the green solid above is derived from the scanned model as far as support ribs. I will not put 100 percent detail back into the B side. We will be gluing plywood onto the ribs to fasten thin plywood that can be formed for the sides. Then they will cover it in fabric. Bothe the swim deck on back and canopy overhead are showing interference because the concept is no bought off on yet... Also, both those extensions are manually done, and so really I just need a picture.I see. So you really don't scan the inside of the hull, you just infer it from the outside scan. Right?
There is also something wierd going on with the projection. Not sure I can put my finger on it, but it's most noticeable on the swim platform behind the transom. Once you see it, it's noticeable all the way from the back to the front. Any idea what is going on there?
It is a very large job for sure. I still have all the models on my OneDrive and will be using this as a blog on my website in the near future... Today, I had to step back and withdraw from this company. I may still work for him, but it will be from home as a remote contract worker.. Meanwhile, I am actively looking for regular employment as a Mold Designer in Windsor. (concluded the thread)That's quite the undertaking. The physical size and (I imagine) stitching partial scans together, reference dimensions etc.