is this possible in solidworks ??
animal head for 3d printing
technically yes, but it would take a serious amount of work.
and finding a big 3D printer....that you could afford....
You can make it in a graphical program instead. Do you now a 3D program?
You could block it out on SW and then kick it out to some thing like meshmixer to make smooth it out. Or use SW Industrial Designer, I haven't really used that but it might be able to do what kinda stuff.
And Dan's right, you'd need a pretty big printer. Unless you did it pieces you could snap or glue together.
Surely - If Sergey Novikov can make this
But you need time and expertise....
lots of time...
Me yes - but not Shon - he's really good......
The other option would be to scan it to a point cloud and import it for surfacing. But again that would take a bit of time and a digitizer to scan it. And of course a wizard like Paul Salvador to clean it up.
Jim Steinmeyer lol - I'd just pay him to do it - why mess around, "git ter done" - right Paul Salvador
well,.. if you or I were a masochist, sure!?
..There are many mesh/nurbs or subdivision surfaces (SDS) tools or plugins out there which are morphing/shaping/displacing/generating topology..
.. one I've played with is the Grasshopper plugin for Rhino3D which run scripts generating geometric shapes/forms.
My one foray into surfacing was converting a Rhino 3D model into a solid to make fiberglass parts. Man was I glad Matt Lombard was on the board back then!
Is that the new, Grasshopper Catcher!?
Sure is. It was interesting at the Farm Progress show. The week started with everyone commenting on how ugly it was and ended with most people saying it had grown on them and they liked it.
It looks kewl!.. so, my guess is it's a vacumm/pump system for cleaning up slurry?
No, it is a sprayer unit for spraying herbicides/ pesticides on farm crops. The high clearance is so it can clear corn. The boom both folds for transport and raises/ lowers to keep the spray nozzles close to the crops. The funnel at the boom end is for a foamer to mark coverage area though most units are now sold with GPS and auto-steer which will ensure accurate coverage.
Jim Steinmeyer wrote: No, it is a sprayer unit for spraying herbicides/ pesticides on farm crops. The high clearance is so it can clear corn. The boom both folds for transport and raises/ lowers to keep the spray nozzles close to the crops. The funnel at the boom end is for a foamer to mark coverage area though most units are now sold with GPS and auto-steer which will ensure accurate coverage.
Jim Steinmeyer wrote:
On our sprayer unit on our farm my dad designed and built his own foamer unit for marking the fields. It was awesome!
Ours was mounted behind a tractor though, not self propelled like the one in the picture.
Easiest way would be to get a 3D laser scanner and import it into SW as a dumb solid, so yes you can do it in SW.
Otherwise it is a lot of work modeling it from scratch.
Everything depends on laziness and number of experience. And order)
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