From:  FelixPQ (FELIX)
4123.7 In reply to 4123.3 
Hi all,

I'm impressed by all your suggestions and especially by your efforts. Hopefully, all this work was done not just for me.

I think I have found a fairly good analogy to express what I mean when I say I don't like to use such and such programs, I do a little bit of programing from time to time and though it is quite possible to write a windows app in strait C, I think anyone will agree that it is much easier and much less time consuming doing the same app in C++ or easier still (in my case) with Visual basic.

I'll admit also that at this time, I don't really know what I'm going to do in the near future. Currently, I'm doing mostly things like this or this one

Practically, all the details on these two are done by hand and all the finishing product are homemade. Yes, I know, I'm crazy, especially considering the time it takes and the price I got for them. Though I love doing this kind of work and it makes me feel good I basically get paid minimum wage if not less. The only good thing I realized is that my work comes up on the first result page of a google search. So I though of exploiting this by creating some kind of virtual showroom to show what I can do. And while at it I might as well think of something to get a pay raise. So I thought of adding carved details to my work but instead of doing those by hand I thought of using a homemade 4 axis CNC. Also, since I have no idea of the market for this kind of work, I would like to spend as little as possible. This is why I'm here at the Moi forum, at $300 compared to $1K for Rhino, I think I can afford it at this time even if MOI as a bit less features then Rhino, it seems easier to use. All the work I would do is for my own use basically and at this time I don't think I'll ever do some production type of work. I'm more in a custom and unique type of work mood but we never know.

wzhang, your designs are very nice and I like the idea that they could be done in MOI. Especially since such floral details could be something I would put on my own design. Fortunately for me, such details are just that, details, in your case, these details make or break the whole object. If you add the fact that they would be done on wood with a CNC the end result would probably never be as nice and clean as yours and I can live with that especially that I wouldn't like my work to look like I used plastic wood pored in some mold. I'd prefer by a long shut that it would look like hand made. I even thought of using the CNC just for roughing and finishing by hand.

Thanks to every one, I think I'm going to like this place very much.