child model

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by will, May 20, 2006.

  1. will

    will Guest

    Where could I find a Solidworks model of a child?... maybe even just
    the head. (preferably for free). I've tried 3Dcontentcentral but
    nothing there. Thanks.
     
    will, May 20, 2006
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  2. will

    Metophile Guest

    I have never seen a free child model for designed for use in solidworks
    and I think it might be hard to find one. I imagine that the best way
    to get a model like this into solidworks is to import it as an IGS
    NURBS surface model or a STL polygonal model. The IGS has the advantage
    that you can convert it to solidworks surfaces and edited in situ.
    EIther veriety of model should be avalable from most of the free 3d
    content sites. 3D Cafe might be a good one to try.
     
    Metophile, May 21, 2006
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  3. will

    TOP Guest

    Kids grow so fast. You almost have to specify age and gender.
     
    TOP, May 21, 2006
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  4. will

    will Guest

    Metophile wrote:
    > I have never seen a free child model for designed for use in solidworks
    > and I think it might be hard to find one. I imagine that the best way
    > to get a model like this into solidworks is to import it as an IGS
    > NURBS surface model or a STL polygonal model. The IGS has the advantage
    > that you can convert it to solidworks surfaces and edited in situ.
    > EIther veriety of model should be avalable from most of the free 3d
    > content sites. 3D Cafe might be a good one to try.


    I use Poser quite a bit, so I saved a Poser head and then used Blender
    (Blender.org... this was recommended to me by the Maxwell Render people
    for converting file types) to convert it to an STL.

    The problem is that I want to produce an engineering drawing from this
    STL. How can I do that?... I tried saving the STL as a part, but when I
    make a drawing from this part nothing shows (the part view is placed on
    the page but there is no wireframe/view there).
     
    will, May 23, 2006
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  5. will

    Metophile Guest

    Hey so the problem you are coming accros is the one that I mentioned in
    my previous post. If the surface information comes in as STL it can not
    be edited easaly and infact has very little compatability in SolidWorks
    modeling. So if you can use IGS or another NURBS exchange format then
    it is likely that you will be able to edit and see the surfaces in a
    drawing. I have not used Poser for a while and I do not recall if it
    can do this but it is likely it will. If it can not though, you should
    be able to take it to an STL then convert it to NURBS surfaces in
    Blender. When I need to do something like this to a polly model I
    usuall do it in Maya, first converting it to a SubD model then taking
    that to NURBS and exproting the IGS. When I get it into SolidWorks I
    then tend to stitch the surfaces. Because I go though the SubD
    smoothing I find it helps a lot to start with a relitively low
    resolution polly model, otherwise things can get a bit processor heavy.


    Good Luck

    will wrote:
    > Metophile wrote:
    > > I have never seen a free child model for designed for use in solidworks
    > > and I think it might be hard to find one. I imagine that the best way
    > > to get a model like this into solidworks is to import it as an IGS
    > > NURBS surface model or a STL polygonal model. The IGS has the advantage
    > > that you can convert it to solidworks surfaces and edited in situ.
    > > EIther veriety of model should be avalable from most of the free 3d
    > > content sites. 3D Cafe might be a good one to try.

    >
    > I use Poser quite a bit, so I saved a Poser head and then used Blender
    > (Blender.org... this was recommended to me by the Maxwell Render people
    > for converting file types) to convert it to an STL.
    >
    > The problem is that I want to produce an engineering drawing from this
    > STL. How can I do that?... I tried saving the STL as a part, but when I
    > make a drawing from this part nothing shows (the part view is placed on
    > the page but there is no wireframe/view there).
     
    Metophile, Jun 7, 2006
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    Ben Eadie Guest

    Go to 3dContentCentral and get "Dude" you can then size the body parts
    accordingly to child size. You just need to get a child to measure....

    I have gone as far as to measure my clients and model them suing dude to
    establish the best ergonomic fit in some cases. Measurements you need
    are things like ankle joint to knee joint, elbow joint to wrist
    joint.... Then overall height and width at key areas such as shoulders,
    waist....

    He does not have the best range of motion but the complexity and then
    the file size are small so he works well. If you need more a more robust
    complex figure get "Manikin" and go through the same scenario as above
    in measuring.

    Or have I missed the point and you need something more realistic for
    rendering or graphic purposes?

    Ben
     
    Ben Eadie, Jun 7, 2006
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