3D Software

I am looking for some software that will output a 3D image of your designs. It would be nice to get a 2x4 out of the library and build your project and see what it will look like in 3D. Does anyone have any suggestions.
Thanks for you time.
Newbe Steve
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Steve Blake wrote:

Steve...
I'm using DesignCAD and it can handle 3D designs. The rendering isn't bad; but a shaded parallelepipedon with hidden lines removed just doesn't look like a 2x4 to me - although I'm not sure that it's just not my lack of imagination. (~:
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Have you played with "Textures" yet. I am building doubledoor entry for the storage area under the stairs. I went to a wood site with jpg's of various species of wood and downloaded some for use as 'textures', I wanted to see how they would look with flat and quartesawn red oak. . .very interesting results. I am using DesignCad 3D Max Plus ver 14. I use it mostly for it's Modeling capabilities.
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SwampBug wrote:

I hardly ever use it for 3D - nearly everything I do is 2D. Usually I design a new <something>, print and save save the file, draw a red line parallel to the edges of everything [F2], then delete everything except the red line, export the drawing as a DXF, and terminate DesignCAD. Then I feed the DXF to a CNC router to produce the drawn <something>.
I've played with the 3D modeling a bit, but (so far) haven't really needed more than 2D.
I'm working with DesignCAD Pro 2000, and the textures provided aren't anything to shout about. It might be interesting to try what you did - plug in "woody" textures. My only wood texture is "oak" - and it looks more like something the cat would try to cover than something that once stood tall and proud.
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CNC Router. . .whoa!!! Play with the wood jpg's, it can get interesting. <s>
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SwampBug wrote:

When I have time, perhaps. I just posted a sample (bowsaw) of what I'm talking about on news:alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking - the CNC isn't a bad toolmaking tool. [~:
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Morris Dovey wrote:

I had some extra time this afternoon; so fed the DXF to the CNC controller. Total tool time was 34 seconds (photo posted to ABPW). Now I guess I'll have to finish it so it can hang on the wall )-:
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On Wed, 05 May 2004 12:44:40 +0000, Steve Blake wrote:

<http://www.blender3d.org/
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How about "Solid" from http://www.cabinetvision.com /

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wrote:

Check out "Solid Edge". You can download a workable demo, and the tutorials are superb.
Dan.
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forth from the murky depths:

One of the metalheads just posted http://www.sketchup.com / yesterday and I watched some of their tutorials. Out-Freakin'- Standing! T'aint cheap, but it's light years ahead of any CAD program I've seen without years of training needed. Free 30-day trial of a $475 program which definitely looks worth the price.
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