Reverse Engineering Tools in T-Splines for Rhino Webinar – Archive Available

I had a lot of fun doing a webinar yesterday for T-Splines on the new retopo snap tools, which allow you to take a .stl mesh file, and apply a T-Spline surface to it.  If you missed the webinar, or want to watch it again, you can do so here:

Audi A3 Hood Scan – Take 2

I spoke with Jarrod at Creaform this morning, and he said “hey uh, looks to me like you need to recalibrate your EXAscan.”  So, I ran the calibration procedure and re-scanned the hood, and got a very nice and tidy result: Now that’s more like it!

Audi A3 Hood Scan

I was feeling bored and cooped up today – too many days of Thanksgiving leftovers and loafing around.  So I targeted up my Audi A3 hood and scanned it, just for practice and to get out of the house a bit.  After a few minutes, it looked like my car had come down with a case … Continue reading

Giles 200: Titan IO-375 Engine Scanning – Part 2

I’m still working at making a nice engine model of the IO-375 for the Giles 200 project, and so I went down to the airport this morning to continue scanning.  I decided to take Jarrod’s advice from the comments on my first post, and break the scanning into two parts – a lower res scan … Continue reading

Giles 200: Titan IO-375 Engine Scanning

Hey what happened to that Giles 200 project?  Well once I figured out that I was getting a laser scanner, I put scanning the engine on hold, because making air cooled engine models with a mechanical arm is well, pretty awful.  So, now that I have the laser scanner, it’s full speed ahead!  I’m going … Continue reading

PointDeviation, MinBox

Two cool little Rhino3D tricks to pass along today.  I was doing some prep work for my November 29th webcast on the new T-Splines retopo tools, and I was looking for an easy way to calculate the deviation between my T-Spline surface and my scanned .stl mesh.  I was looking around at paid options, when … Continue reading

T-Splines Webinar: New Reverse Engineering Tools in T-Splines for Rhino

I’ll be presenting a webinar hosted by T-Splines on November 29th on the ins and outs of the new T-Splines V3.3 retopo tools.  I’ll be covering the methods of taking scanned mesh data and applying T-Spline surfaces to that data.  You can register for the webinar here.  Hope you can make it!

Creaform MAXshot Demo

While out here on a sales trip, Jarrod Schmidt – my Creaform sales rep, dropped by to demo the MAXshot option for my EXAscan 3D laser scanner.  What is the MAXshot?  In a nutshell, it’s a range extending option for the EXAscan.  As I outlined in my first post on the EXAscan, the error is … Continue reading

T-Splines V3.3 Sneak Peek – Re-topo tools will blow your mind

Well folks, here it is, the thing I’ve been dying to blog about.  T-Splines version 3.3 is nearly here, and for some reason the stars have aligned with my purchase of an EXAscan laser scanner and this newest T-Splines version.  I must be lucky, but whatever it is, I have literally been doing happy dances … Continue reading

L-39 Instrument Panel Overlays

Nothing like getting a new tool and then booking work with it straight away, gotta love that.  Minh of Minh Jet needs some instrument panel overlays for an L-39 they’re working on.  Since the instruments are not stock, the old panel overlays no longer work.   The only real solution is to cook up something custom.  … Continue reading