Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Engineering some Nozzles

I am now dealing with the engine nozzles for Galactica. This is proving to be a long process if not difficult. What is making me work hard is the density of detail on these parts.

The process here is to take my Autocad information and project it onto a simplified 3D engine nozzle. I then split that surface up and un-roll it in Rhino 3D. This then gives my the flat shape that will curl up to fit my foam patter.

The only hard part is just drafting out the thousands of lines that make up this detailing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So how's it going? Did you give up? Did you get it done? Long time no update!