3D Modeling in Detroit circa 1959

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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
8360.1 
3D Modeling in Detroit circa 1959.

State of the art: Line drawings, curves, surfaces, forms, models, templates, renders.

You'll recognize the terminology, but the implementation was quite different 50 plus years ago!

I really love the "mirror function" made of plywood at time mark 4:42 :)

Ed Ferguson


Automobile Designing 1959 Chevrolet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQaLDm_r5Ew

Up From Clay - A Car is Born in 1959

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACWMbeXd31s

EDITED: 30 Mar by EDDYF

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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8360.2 
Excellent documents!
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Is beautiful that please without concept!
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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
8360.3 
Frenchy - What is amazing about the 1950's and 1960's is that US automobiles were completely redesigned with new bodies every year. And without the benefit of computers!

I remember the carnival atmosphere when car dealers along Hawthorne Boulevard (where I grew up - now home to Space X) all revealed their new models on the same day!

The car dealers would cover their display windows with banners to block the view, forcing people to come inside to see the new cars. There were no leaked photos like we see today, so it was a big surprise on release day to see Detroit's latest creations.

Yes - Those designers could not imagine what tools we have today. I guess the closest thing they had to an "Undo" button was to slap some fresh clay over the model and re-sculpt :)

Ed Ferguson
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
8360.4 
In France we had this more modest one! ;)

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 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
8360.5 
The most beautiful cars were made without CAD systems!
Pilou...you take me back when you tell me about Simca
I cleary remember how popular was Simca 1000 and 1300
The cool one: Matra Simca Bagheera


...easy to do with MOI

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 From:  keith1961
8360.6 In reply to 8360.5 
Modelling challenge?
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 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
8360.7 
Too busy...I'm using Moi as CAD for work.About free modeling i still complete a project then i will post on the forum.
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