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What's your 3D instructables robot? Answered

I finally got a picture of just the Instructables robot, I got to wondering could he be better? The answer is yes! Make him 3D! Ladies and gentleman, start your CAD software! Show the Instructables community what you've got in your CAD pocket! Oh yeah, here is my not-much-time-spent-on Instrucables robot. By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-05-03

has a slight Steam Punk look to it! The torso looks like one of those air compressors....or a water heater

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He is very round and square because Autodesk Inventor is picky when it comes to odd curves.

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Good! You might understand why it is so frustrating to build curved surfaces. I know how to do it, it's just tedious.

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Things that could be improved in inventor: Make objects exact leangths instead of guess and checking. Exact placement in a 3-d grid (instead of eyeballing it) more stuff that any other cad software would have more friendly with curves and holes and shelling, etc.

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Actually, I can do shelling and holes. To align on a grid just right click and click on snap to grid. When you make a general dimension, you can edit the dimension and it will make the object that exact length. Are you using Inventor 2008? Here is an example of some curves. Look at the land. You have to make a lot of planes though. Each line shows where I had a plane. But ya, building curves is a pain.

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tech-king (author)guyfrom7up2008-04-18

theres a very simple procedure for guys who intend to measure. its summed up in a simple verse: make a plan, make a drawing tear it up and just start sawing thats how its done, apparantly.

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chooseausername (author)2008-04-17

By the way, good luck guessing how he is shaped!

I agree ........
As I said in an other thread, my theory is that the shell of this robot is made of a jelly.

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BTW,I'm sure you will never guess who I tried to model in 3D here :
(I made that some months ago when I wanted to try to make a 3D comics featuring the "Instructables universe" ... Now you understand why I gave up.).

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Also would you mind if I send this picture to Eric?

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Hey! You should make that your persona!

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Do you think he would sue me if I publicly say it's him ??????

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Awww, common. Eric is a good person. He wouldn't do that. (unless he has an evil twin) >:-)

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[www.instructables.com/member/evil_instructables_robot .]

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canida (author)chooseausername2008-04-17

His legs are a bit longer, his torso shorter. Eyes a bit more greenish, though you seem to have captured their bulging insanity quite well. ;) He also needs a haircut.

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chooseausername (author)canida2008-04-18

As we say here : "Ce que femme veut, Dieu le veut." (A woman's will is God's will) ...

So, just for you, let me present you : Eric version 1.1 !!

Do you recognize the man of your dreams ???

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canida (author)chooseausername2008-04-18

Wow, you've captured him perfectly!
He's standing right by my monitor, and I can barely tell the two apart.

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Goodhart (author)chooseausername2008-04-17

That looks suspiciously like it was created with an Alice(like) program :-)

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chooseausername (author)Goodhart2008-04-17

Nope ! It was created using Wings3D. =o]

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Goodhart (author)chooseausername2008-04-17

Well shoot, that doesn't even look like it runs on XP ( Windows: OpenGL required. From 0.99.00: Windows 2000 or higher required. )

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