Wednesday, 27 June 2012

ASSIGNMENT 3 redesign -finishing up

I had some trouble with making the animation. Things just weren't lining up properly but I managed to get something done^. I tried doing a walk-through style animation but it came out very jumpy and it was harder to manage and in the end it turned out 5 minutes long and it was mostly boring over zoomed bits. So I decided to just use the auto rotate and explode animation wizard in the end. But I even had trouble with that just with lining it up, size, and whenever I saved it, it would only save the first two seconds until I realised after saving you have to wait for the animation to play out completely though solidworks.

This is what I whipped up for a presentation board with the 6 rendered images:

I decided to name it The Mighty eco mouse..just because I wanted to play on some words like with 'mouse' I didn't want it to be a plain computer mouse and I just thought of Mighty Mouse and the Planeteer style heros who look after the earth and because the mouse is eco friendly being made of wood and natural things etc etc, the mighty eco-mouse happened.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

ASSIGNMENT 3 redesign -animation attempt 1

I'm trying to do a tutorial for a motion study spline animation but where it says to position the camera and click on the spline(I've tried different splines on different planes), but it won't let me select it. I'll watchmore youtube videos but if I still can't figure it out I'll do an exploding animation instead.

ASSIGNMENT 3 -redesign -rendering

Doing some final renderings using the half-A4 size (1754 x 1355) given in the 'PHOTOVIEW RENDERING WORKFLOW IN SOLIDWORKS' instruction document from the last assignment.

ASSIGNMENT 3 redesign -camera views

adding some camera views for the final renderings...

ASSIGNMENT 3 redesign - final appearance

Mated the USB cord to the mouse and fixed the appearance to match the wooden mouse.

ASSIGNMENT 3 redesign- USB

Created the USB cable and plug.

Monday, 25 June 2012