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Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

Old 10-13-2008, 08:55 AM
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Default Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

Hi everybody,

Thanks to some great new tools, I'm going to be able to work both better and at a higher quality level. ("modo" 3D software - luxology.com )

This project only has about four hours in it, which should give you an example of what I mean. It's the Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner", and here are a couple of images. If you want to follow along with this project, the article begins at http://www.mikejamesmedia.com/b787_8_01.html

Have fun!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:13 AM
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Default RE: Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

Can MODO open a typical 3ds file?
Does it have a variety of different formats that can be opened, or saved as?
Old 10-13-2008, 10:46 AM
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Hi Mike,

Modo doesn't directly import 3DS files, but does .lxo (proprietary format) .OBJ, .LWO, DXF, and FBX. There are also several translators out now, including Rhino and Sketchup.
I've been using "Carrara Studio" (under various names, over the years) for over 10 years, and just switched to modo, after a lot of comparison shopping, which included LightWave. I think modo has the best modeling tools around, and a great renderer.
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Default RE: Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

are you planing on building this as an rc?
Old 10-14-2008, 05:59 PM
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Default RE: Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

No.

I'm completely out of fabrication these days. This is strictly a 3D project.
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Default RE: Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

ooo kk
it would make an awsome rc

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Default RE: Boeing 787-8 "Dreamliner" in 3D

Thank you. I agree... Boeing builds VERY nice airplanes. (Lockheed-Martin too)

I have nothing to "advertise" regarding this project, but I could say this, just based on interest in these 3D things: These projects are typically personal projects for me, which I simply add to my portfolio, and often use as tutorials for both RC friends and fellow 3D modeling enthusiasts. Now that I can create them with fewer hours required, I plan to add all of them to my 3D catalog, so people can buy them for their own use. For the same reason, (fewer hours on my part) they'll be less expensive.

I'm working on several projects at once right now, so it's not like I spend all my time on the B787-8. With that in mind, I'd say that by early 2009, there will be several new models for sale on my site, at either http://www.nextcraft.com (RC stuff) or http://www.mikejamesmedia.com (Imaging projects in general)

I create ongoing "follow-along" articles for these models on my site, and of course, they're all free. I follow other people's work the same way, and we all learn something in the process. Anyway, enough rambling from me. More updates on the B787-8 later today...

Have fun!
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Today, I rebuilt the tail parts for more accuracy, spent some time on the engine fan faces, the exhaust area, and the engine mount. Never built an airliner before, but this has come together pretty quickly. Latest updates, with more images, are at http://www.mikejamesmedia.com/b787_8_02.html

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