Thursday, October 21, 2010

1933 Chevy 5 window coupe

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This is the current place on the work on the 33 Chevy. As you might see there is still several areas that need finishing. The intersection of the compound curve areas need to be solved as well as other intersections of the model. Again I am looking for input on how these problems might be solved. I have solved similar problems on the Airstream work. In the Airstream projects I solved these problems by drawing in 3D a single point and line at a time. Similar to what one might do if they were working in Maya or other 3d software. My challenge here is to find ways to solve these type of drawing problems in SketchUp using SketchUp tools. All suggestions and or examples would be appreciated.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Compound Curves 33 Chevy

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This video shows my current work in SketchUp on a 1933 Chevy Master 5 window coupe. This car has several compound curves through out it's design. The top of the car show in this video is a simple compound curve created from two curve surfaces. However this car has compound curves created by the intersection of three simple curves. This has presented a challenge for SketchUp design. I will be sharing my attempts to solve this problem. There will be more demos showing my attempts and possible solutions. I would like input for any of my followers or anyone else.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sculpture Stand

This is a Sculpture stand I just designed after looking at other examples. It's been a while since I've done some clay sculpture work. So I thought I'd get started again. Hopefully I'll have something to display in my Art Blog before too many months.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wright Flyer Kite Model


This is the SketchUp model I've been working on for a kite. It has been developed form a set of plans by the Wright Brothers. I hope to build this kite this summer and get in some flying.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Victorian Kitchen



This is the design for the remodel for out kitchen. It currently has a 1963 remodel that doesn't fit in our 1900 home.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To instructions

Click on "Latest Work" the title just above the Airstream picture below and it will take you directly to the tutorials on Don's Studio.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Latest Work

Airstream Design with SketchUp - Is a series of 43 10 minute instructions on the design for Restoration or Renovation of classic Airstream trailers. I'm working on the second restoration of an Airstream trailer. SketchUp has been very import in the planning of these restorations. Several members of the AirForums site had asked questions about the use of SketchUp. So I decided to create these lessons as a guide. Most tutorials I've found on YouTube are very good. However I have not found a complete group of instructions on how to follow through an entire project. So I've created this project on Don's Studio.
http://sites.google.com/site/airstreamsketchupdesign/ Look on the bottom left of the home page to find the link to the Airstream Design with SketchUp. This step by step group of instructions should be of use to anyone withing to learn SketchUp to create any project.
Don


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Big house to Little home

I had a computer mishap about two months ago. I lost the SketchUp model of my 55 Flying Cloud trailer. So I have been working on a new model. This model is taking more time that the first because I'm going for more detail.