3D Borromean rings
3D Borromean rings

3 Dimensions refers to objects that are constructed on three plans (X, Y and Z). The process of creating 3D graphics can be divided into three basic phases: 3D modeling, 3D animation and 3D rendering. A 3D model is usually originated on the computer by engineer using some kind of 3d modeling tools.

Modeling
  • 3D modeling - photo realistic image of whatever plan the designer has in mind as they need to see it virtually. Saves hours just to explain a model through 2D drawing and plans
  • OpenSCAD - software for creating solid 3D CAD models, reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file.
  • TinkerCAD
  • Google SketchUp
  • 123D Design
  • Pepakura Designer is a Windows application which makes unfolded patterns from 3D data. Pepakura Designer features to automatically unfold 3D polygon-mesh models, and allow you to edit them. Pepakura Designer allows you to create real paper craft models from digital data!


  • 3D rendering - realistic images
  • visualization - view the images from different angles, giving viewers a virtually realistic experience.

Computer-Aided
  • Design CAD
  • CNC


Math, knots and 3D models
  • Borromean Rings - consist of three rings with the property that no two of the rings are linked, even though all three rings together cannot come apart.
  • Knot Atlas - names, descriptions and pictures
  • Knots - demonstration
  • Crossing - includes information about 3D print of the knot and settings, as well as links to additional information


What's the problem?
  • Ask * Imagine * Plan, Create * Improve

That's engineering

Engineering ideas
  • dimension, model, render, script, 2D, 3D

Do It
Challenges for you to work on...
  • Google SketchUp (3d modeling, desktop)- Model anything you can imagine. Redecorate your living room. Invent a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. There's no limit to what you can create with SketchUp. Dozens of video tutorials, an extensive Help Center and a worldwide user community are available to get you going.
  • 123D Design (3d modeling, app, free) - choose one of the basic shapes and then edit it to be just what you want. Easily connect one shape to another to make more detailed creations.
  • free 3D models - use free 3D modeling apps to create your own! Start with a 3D model, then customize it to your liking. Or, start from scratch with any of these free apps.


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