CG for use as blueprints for scratchbuilding

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Less than Super Ostrich, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Less than Super Ostrich

    Less than Super Ostrich Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you have experience using CG rendered downloads in the absence of available blueprints? I'm trying to locate plans for a scratchbuild project, but the only thing I can find is downloadable CG renders.
     
  2. Ketzer.com

    Ketzer.com Sr Member

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    I used a CG model that I built as a base for my Slave 1. Not sure how accurate downloadable cg models are.

    Tim
     
  3. Less than Super Ostrich

    Less than Super Ostrich Well-Known Member

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    Here's why I'm asking. I was thinking of having a master of the Republic Gunship built. I'm having a hard time locating decent plans. I've found a good CG render here:
    http://scifi3d.theforce.net/

    If you search for LAAT, you'll find a great CG model. They are in these formats:
    MAX 3
    3DS
    Truespace
    LW 6.x

    All I'm trying to do is to get some copies on paper so I can start manipulating shapes to come up with a frame. I doubt this is a simple task, but I figured some of you may know.
     
  4. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    The best thing to do is use the mesh to create the frames you want. Rhino is great for that.
     

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