What do you use for organic modeling?

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What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby Jimustanguitar » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:26 pm

Hey guys! I've been into "traditional" CAD for a while now. I originally learned to draw with AutoDesk Inventor (about 15 years ago) and have since gotten into DesignSpark Mechanical. I'm interested in learning about organic modeling and abstract shapes, and am not sure where to begin. I've got MeshMixer to start with, and will be watching the tutorials this week while I'm away on business (i.e. can't print).

Am I starting with the right software, or is there another (free) organic modeler that I should learn about instead?

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby bubbasnow » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:13 am

blender

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby Renha » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:53 am

With sinuses and cosinuses, hull and minkovski - in OpenSCAD you could model everyting you want
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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby mhackney » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:31 pm

RhinoCAD. It's NURBS based model is great for organic shapes.

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby craftymethod » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:58 am

What about 123D Design? Im nw to learning about this stuff.

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby Jimustanguitar » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:40 am

I know that my brain doesn't work the way that OpenSCAD does, so that's off the list for me.

How' the learning curve on Blender and Rhino? You know, I want instant gratification.

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby Batteau62 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:40 pm

I found this modeler the other day.
http://stephaneginier.com/
It's fairly simple and similar to "Sculptress" I like the UI better. You can use it solely on the web or load a stand alone version. Might be useful to get started with organic modelling.
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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby schlrobe » Wed May 13, 2015 3:36 pm

In our Lab (ivl.imnh.isu.edu) we use ZBrush. Mudbox does a good job too. We tried Blender for a while, but it's just not quite where we need it to be for our purposes...

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Re: What do you use for organic modeling?

Postby Captain Starfish » Wed May 13, 2015 6:57 pm

Blender's good but hello yet another learning curve.

I like Sculptris for being able to push and shove a mesh around. Haven't tried printing anything out of it yet though.


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