Fun with MAXshot/EXAscan – Digitizing “The Racer” Fuselage

Last week we were up in Reno, doing among other things, a digitization of a plane that is simply called “The Racer.”  The Racer is an as of yet unfinished Unlimited Reno racer.  It’s pretty much the smallest plane you can build around a Wright R-3350, which is still a pretty big plane.  The Racer … Continue reading


T-Splines Tip – Panel Line Breaks

I figured I would do a quick little step by step on making panel line breaks with T-Splines.  The first thing is to make sure that you have an isocurve, or isocurve loop that follows the panel line break that you want.  This sometimes can be tricky – in the case of this windshield, I … Continue reading


Virtual Plastic – Porsche 962C – Main Body Complete

Franky, even I’m surprised with how well this is going.  The basic  body is done, and now it’s time to sub-divide the whole thing and start adding details.  I was able to use tsBevel to create panel line breaks for the side windows, and a slight joggle for the windshield.  This really shows me that … Continue reading


Virtual Plastic – Porsche 962C – Start of Surface Modeling

Continuing my little Tamiya Porsche 962C “virtual plastic” build, I spent a little time at the end of Friday working on the surface modeling.  I started (Basil this is for you!) by projecting a line onto the front fender.   Project is one of those handful of Rhino commands that works on stl meshes.  There’s not … Continue reading


Giles G-200 Progress – Intersection Fairings

Moving along nicely now with the Giles G-200.  I realized that before I put any more time into the cowling, I needed to have all the rest of the intersection fairings finished up.  Really, the most complicated part, topologically speaking, is the intersection fairings.  Since the topology of the fairings must flow into the cowl, … Continue reading

Porsche 962

Fun with EXAscan: Porsche 962 Model Scan

Lately, for no particular reason, I’ve been really digging the Porsche 956/962 Le Mans racers of the 80’s and 90’s.  Fancy that.  Me.  Into cars.  Who knew?  So, I got a Tamiya kit of the 1990 Repsol Brun 962C.  Instead of building the plastic model, I thought it would be way more fun to build … Continue reading


Issac Theatre Royal Plaster Restoration

I love this blog, I really do.  And part of the reason why I love it, is because it connects me with all sorts of people, all over the world, doing cool stuff.  I was driving down the highway one day, and my phone rang, and this guy said “Hello there, my name is Corin, … Continue reading


Giles G-200 – Gear Leg Fairing Tooling Design

Making the overall shape for the gear leg fairings, as I described here, is really about 1/3 of the way to making the molds.  Granted, from my perspective, it’s the most fun part of the design process, but there is a lot of work that goes into taking that macro shape and turning it into … Continue reading


Finally, some Giles G-200 progress. Finite Trailing Edge Thickness Airfoils in Rhino3D

Now that we’ve got some projects cleared off, I’ve finally had time to return back to the Giles G-200.   It’s amazing to me how when you come back to a project after working on some truly difficult stuff, suddenly the things that were so hard on that earlier project are now much easier.  Such … Continue reading


Here comes MAXshot!

We’re very excited to announce that today we placed our order for the MAXshot photogrammetry add-on for our Creaform EXAscan.  What does this mean exactly?  Well if you check out this previous post on the demo we had on the MAXshot you’ll see that the MAXshot is a range extending option.  This does some really … Continue reading


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