Links to useful MoI information on the web ( French)
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|French v4 update|
MoI Basics video tutorial by Bojan Koturanović - 7 hours $25 on Gumroad
Tutorials on YouTube by Liminal4D
48 German language video tutorials by Stefan Schneller on jewelry design
Introduction and overview PDF by Fabien Franzen
Sub-d car modeling in MoI by Ed Ferguson
Custom truck tutorial by Ed Ferguson
Product design forums modeling challenges (not specific to MoI but useful for general CAD modeling strategy).
Flow workflow video from danperk
MoI for Game Assets video tutorial by Arrimus 3D - 5 hours $9.99 on Gumroad
Introductory videos by Tom Meeks - videos with narration covering a lot of basics.
A complete Youtube channel by Tom Meeks - 3D design for fun and life / Noun and Verb method.
Vimeo channel with tutorials from lyes
Ferrari 599 GTB tutorial videos by lyes
Snowman figure by PaQ
Accurate tapers using Expressions by Danny (Not really needed since Extrude now has a taper function good if you want to learn basic trig) D.T.
Videos: Functions of the Manual by Pilou ( in French)
Making accurate screw threads video from OSTexo
Some standalone small programs to help accomplish specific tasks.
Rhino6/7 3DM file format to Rhino5 3DM file format (MOI3D compatible) converter
This enables bringing polygon data in an .obj file into MoI to use as a construction guide. Unzip it to some folder, and then you can run the Obj23dmWireframe.exe program. It will prompt you for the name of an .obj file to read, and after that the name of a .3dm file to create. It will read all the polygon data from the obj file and convert the edges of polygons into line segments, and then write those line segments to the 3dm file. You can then load that 3dm file into MoI and use those line segments to snap on to. Originally posted on the forum here.
This utility program can combine several input OBJ files into one single OBJ file. This may be useful if you want to build up a set of different OBJ files possibly by exporting pieces with different mesh settings, and then combine them into one OBJ file if your target program wants to work with only a single file. This was created because the freely available mesh editing tools have a tendency to remove vertex normals when combining files together, this utility will preserve vertex normals. Announced on the forum here.
3dmCurves2DXF converter - This could convert curves in a 3DM file to a DXF file to be used for CAM programs. It's not needed anymore since MoI v3 now directly supports DXF file export.
These utilities were to help with MoI v1 which did not export material assignments to OBJ files. Since MoI v2 can control material assignments by assigning Styles, these are no longer necessary but are still included here for v1 users.
SeparateOBJ editor - Breaks an OBJ file exported from MoI v1 into smaller pieces and puts separate material assignments on each piece for import into programs that require that.
MergeOBJ editor (old version) - Edits an OBJ file to combine all the different objects in it into one single object so there will be just one material for the whole thing.