26125Re: [Michalak] Sketchup
- Nov 25, 2012Thanks very much for sharing with us. It was a very good read and will help me when I build. Good luck with your build my friend.
--- On Sat, 11/24/12, tomek wilamowski <dtwilam@...> wrote:
From: tomek wilamowski <dtwilam@...>
Subject: Re: [Michalak] Sketchup
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 9:18 AM
Yes ! It is very interesting !Could You provide us with short sequence
of your steps to make the model? Also pict's or print screns or so .
2012/11/24 Jake Peters <jakepeters128@...>:
> I never thought of using Sketchup for this purpose. Great idea that I will
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM, okiebobby@... <okiebobby@...>wrote:
>> I played with building models on a few boats I considered building in the
>> past, and a model builder I'm not. Nothing against model building. I think
>> it's a great learning exercise prior to the actual build, and I would love
>> to have a three foot model of my boat on the shelf. I'm just too lazy, and
>> Fortunately technology provides an alternative for the lazy and unskilled,
>> and for me it is in the form of Sketchup software (plus I'm cheap, and it's
>> free). I started building a virtual 3D model of Caroline in Sketchup last
>> night, and that is when I really became appreciative of Michalak's work.
>> The more I look over Jim Michalak's Caroline plans, the more I like them,
>> and the more respect I have for his spartan approach.
>> Doing a model, even a virtual model, really does help the builder gain a
>> better understanding (particularly a first time builder like myself). Once
>> I started to model the first bulkhead, I immediately could see this extra
>> upfront work is going to save me time in the long run. Sketchup also will
>> provide me nearly unlimited measurements, angles, and views practically on
>> demand (well once I get more familiar with the software).
>> Plus I'm enjoying it, and that is what this boatbuilding is all about.
>> Modeling (including cyber modeling) is an extension of the build
>> experience; just as the social aspect of this forum adds to the enjoyment;
>> or down the road, a mess-about to display the accomplishment (and a chance
>> to drink a beer with you fine gents [and ladies]).
>> Well just felt like sharing.
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