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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
5179.1 
Mike -

Great job on your Boiler Watch posted in the MoI Gallery!

Your style reminds me a little of these:
https://www.roguedzn.com/home.php#/products/161
https://www.roguedzn.com/home.php#/videos.php

At $35,000 their titanium rings are just a little bit more expensive than mine :)

I just wish I had their 5-axis milling machine.

Ed
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 From:  Rich_Art
5179.2 In reply to 5179.1 
Yeah really cool indeed..

Peace,
Rich_Art. ;-)

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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.3 In reply to 5179.1 
Wow!, that jewelry looks dangerous. =-o But somehow irresistible...


Thanks Ed and Rich!

Ed, after you mentioned the true fact that many modelers eventually get the itch to make a watch, I was reminded that I had one in my to-do list.

And you did mention that if I made it, it would just have to have a retro look from the '30s... ;-) That statement was like waving catnip in front of a cat.



Gallery submission: http://moi3d.com/gallery/viewitem.php?id=498

It looks either like some kind of boiler or evil robot pig. I came up with the name at the last minute.
This was also a good time to come up with an interesting "brand" for my K4ICY FCC radio callsign. I've used more whimsical logo elements before, but I needed something that was more edgy.
When I took a closer look at many of those modern men's watches, one detail I noticed was the use of embossed type and logos.
And "DPX" in my ad stands for "Dieselpunk eXtreme". cool.
Of course, all those over-the-top descriptions are fantasy.

It took me two weeks with what time I had left during the day. And I had a vague idea in my head about what it would look like, but for the most part it was free-associated.
Then I started adding it's own unique features that would make this type of watch worthy enough to be sold on a site like Watchismo, if it really did exist.
The final renders were done with Kerkythea Boost in Metropolis Light Transform. mode. I like it because it really does a nice job with caustics and shadows. And the more you cook it the cleaner it looks.
However, being the graphic designer I am, I just had to throw a few grungy textures over it, and gave it liberal use of what my boss calls "the bendy tool". (curves adjustment in PS)
I kinda defeated the point of waiting for clean renders... but ya know.

Yes, there are no needles, it uses rings that pass numbers by arrows. There is also very little crystal/glass room to read the time through. In fact, in real life, you might not actually be able to read this watch.
But it would be darn near bullet proof.

I got to utilize a few of the procedural implementations that I show tutorials for: Manual Fillets using Sweeps and Blends - And yes, every edge has a fillet, even the small type.... oooohhh, edge gleams show up everywhere. It took soooo long to make "fake fillets" where standard ones would not take, but it was well worth it.
I have a few "transitional surfaces" (or fan outs) too. But the biggest help was the Flow tool - used a few of them in major places. I'm sooo glad that was Michael first major addition.


All-in-all, I think it came out as well as I wanted it to. I would say, that this is my first completed intensive model for art purposes. Not one intended for work or for tutorials.
It was nice to treat MoI more like a fun tool of leisure. Being able to use MoI that way wasa true testament to Michael's vision.


Check out a few extra views:







Check out this "all-glass" view. Just for fun.


In a few week after ham radio Field Day passes I've got some new tuts in mind, and I'd like to think about designing some kind of vehicle. (???)
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5179.4 In reply to 5179.3 
I want one and I don't even wear a watch. It's really cool!

- Michael
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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
5179.5 In reply to 5179.3 
Thanks for sharing that Mike.

The close up detail shot really shows the work you put into this model.

As an aside, the head on shot looks like a front view of a 1940's Russian steam locomotive that was retrofit with a 1950's atomic reactor :)

I would call it the Chernobyl Choo Choo.

Ed
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.6 
Thanks Michael!

I'm not a jewelry/watch wearing person either... gets under my skin and bugs me. (Plus, I bees too po.)

But, I do marvel at and carry much respect for the design and art genius that goes into many a gem-masters' creation.


And by the way, you can safely assume that I'm just completely lovin' MoI at the moment. =-)
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.7 In reply to 5179.5 
Ah! Ed, you noticed the steam-train boiler styling with the nuclear core. I thought of those very things when I was thinking of a name.
It also does look like an evil robot pig too. But a locomotive engine is a cooler comparison.
"Pardon me boy, is that the Chernobyl Choo-Choo"... no, no. doesn't have the same ring to it.
In the Ukrainian dialect, "Chernobyl" means "wood of worm". So how much wood would a worm chew, if a worm choo-choo'ed on wood? ....ehck. It's late.

Hey, a train is on my list of models to design... A 1930's streamline diesel of some type.


Consequently, for our last ham club meeting, we had the pleasure of enjoying a program presented by the nation's leading authority and consultant what's called Positive Train Control.
He talked about all of the multi-layered safety and control systems used to oversee the 20,000 US trains en route.
And yes, all "blocks" of train tracks in the US are electrified so that sensors know when a train is on it. Fun esoteria.
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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
5179.8 In reply to 5179.7 
Mike -

Great minds think alike.

I've been slowly planing to model a steam loco based on this (be sure to watch the videos):
http://www.retroweb.com/611.html

I've collected a bunch of photos of various steam engines from that era.

I think it's too laborious to try to reproduce a real engine, especially when you don't have detailed drawings.

Instead, I want to combine several ideas into one to create something unique.

I've got the tracks and wheels finished in MoI, but that's as far as I got.

Ed
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
5179.9 
In France just relase a comics book By François Schuiten about Train!
http://www.12-ladouce.com/

And also "moving" Augmented Reality inside ;)

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 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
5179.10 
<<MIKE....And I had a vague idea in my head about what it would look like, but for the most part it was free-associated.>>

...i'm not the only one to have this workflow...

Like last close-ups,led lights texture too...Bràvo(italian)..Bravò(french)

M
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.11 In reply to 5179.8 
Pilou, les illustrations de François's sont belles!
Il apporte vraiment les jours romantiques de voyage de rail de nouveau à la vie. La 'réalité augmentée' est un magnifique concept.
Je peux me souvenir d'un de mes gamins recevant une carte de cadeau d'une sorte, quand vous l'avez tenu jusqu'à laptop PC, il y avait un petit paquet de cadeau sur la carte qui a ouvert avec les serpentins et les confettis volant autour de.


Thanks M!
Actually, I'm a strong believer in working out rough sketches in "thumbnail" form first, but only to serve for the rough concept or bulk framework.
Then yes, like you, I find myself adding ad-hoc elements and "going with the flow". This watch used to have three running strips on the top section where the type is.
And, it was also going to have a leather band with metal elements.
Moi3D is fluid enough to use, that the pre-conceptualization and the construction process sometimes seem to bleed together more easily.


Ed! Those videos were fantastic! I didn't know that there were still actual working models out there riding the rails for exhibition.
They were even in stereo, which brought them to life nicely.

I'm a train fan too. Lived next to the track two times in my life. When I was 2-4 years old, my late father used to lift me up to the open window to see the Seaboard freight to St. Marks FL. roar by on the other side of the road. The home would shake, which added to the excitement.

Right before I really got into 3D design, I created this streamline locomotive with vector, using different images as reference.
My wish was then to someday make a locomotive like that in a 3D format. A reality soon.

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 From:  Michael T. (MICTU_UTCIM)
5179.12 
Sometimes it's very humbling to view all the very talented individual "MoI-inite's" works. But the inspiration from viewing such works far outweighs the feeling of inadequacy and increases one's desire to endeavor to persevere. (Please excuse all the "buzzwords" :-)

All of you are a great inspiration to me!

Thanks for all of your wonderful works!

Michael T.
Michael Tuttle a.k.a. mictu http://www.coroflot.com/DesignsByTuttle
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.13 In reply to 5179.12 
Michael T.

With my background as a Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and one who is called and "Elmer" in ham radio lingo, nothing gives me better satisfaction then to see a student discover a new skill -
even if that skill seems humble and simplistic to the more seasoned folks.

If you're able to gain anything new for attempting, or even paying attention to one of my tutorials, or anyone else's for that matter, I'm genuinely happy for you!
It's a joyful thing to see someone discover MoI, and know they are glad. It took me 20+ years to discover I could actually make something in 3D. It took SketchUp and MoI to bring that to fruition.
So I'm still a some level "new" as well.

And Michael T., If there is anything you want to know how to build, or something simple that you would like to see a tutorial on. Please don't hesitate to ask. MoI is a product that has a reputation where the customers are supposed to be very happy.

Mike
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 From:  Andrei Samardac
5179.14 
Where is the manual?
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
5179.15 In reply to 5179.14 
<< where is the manual ?

http://moi3d.com/2.0/docs/moi_help.htm ?
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Pilou
Is beautiful that please without concept!
My Gallery
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 From:  Andrei Samardac
5179.16 In reply to 5179.15 
No I meant, The Boiler Watch manaul. In Majik manual page is link to this thread, but i can not see manual.
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 From:  BurrMan
5179.17 In reply to 5179.16 
Looks like Mike has left us? or his site is just down or something. Maybe he'll chime in. That would be pretty bad if he comes in, gets a free copy of MoI, then digs out and "deletes" everything on his way out......

EDITED: 13 Mar 2013 by BURRMAN

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 From:  coi (MARCO)
5179.18 In reply to 5179.17 
c'mon guys!!!

"he comes in, gets a free copy of MoI, then digs out"..you can't be serious about that...

..mike has already earned his MOI license many(manymany...) times by providing proper learning material, workflows and valuable advice.

presumably he is fiddling around with his website..

~m
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
5179.19 In reply to 5179.16 
<< But I can't see the manual of the Boiler Watch ...

http://www.k4icy.com/tutorials.html

But there is not special tutorial about this watch except the link of the Moi forum when you click on it!
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=5179.1 (where you are ;)

I know that because I have translated all his tutorials in French ! ;)
http://moiscript.weebly.com/

And his site works fine ;)
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5179.20 In reply to 5179.17 
Burr!

I hope we share the same knack for impetuous sardonic humor! :-/

If that comment was pointed, then it really stings!
But knowing you, your point is a kind jab in the arm.
So ho'ihi.



I need to let you all know that I'm still the same Moi fanatic, and I have a lot of cool ideas lined up in my head...

I've noticed myself that my involvement on the forum and with tutorials has been nearly non-existent in the last few months, but I do check in once or twice a day to keep up.
Life has dealt me and my family an incredible set of challenges recently, (medical, school, financial) on top of my ever-expanding occupation and other extra-curricular responsibilities that rival work.
So recently I've had to put many things on the back-burner.


The site better darn still work! I am current on the fee...
Sometimes they seem to bring it down, It's on their server end I found out, but I can't complain because they've basically waved the bandwidth and storage limits. (pays to be diplomatic).

http://www.k4icy.com/tutorials.html


Sorry Samardac, I've placed my more proud Moi creations on the site to show off what can be done with Moi3D. I should probably make some kind of clarification. The watch and the radio took two months each for me to create, so turtorials would be impractical.

But if there is some part you would like for me to show you how to make, just ask, and I'll put it at the top of the list!


Yes, I'm still here, and I'm simply floored by the recent additions to the gallery - they're astounding!

Mike
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