hexagon to 3d model plans

hi all i love using daz3d and just started experimenting with Hexagon, i also have a love of building R/C model planes and would like to know if i can use Hexagon for importing a .obj and then making plans from this so i can build a plane

any help is appreciated

Pete

photo is of the plane i wish to build

Dassault Super Etendard (2).jpg
1024 x 694 - 111K

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  • _ AL1vE __ AL1vE _ Posts: 133
    sabreh24 said:

    hi all i love using daz3d and just started experimenting with Hexagon, i also have a love of building R/C model planes and would like to know if i can use Hexagon for importing a .obj and then making plans from this so i can build a plane

    any help is appreciated

    Pete

    photo is of the plane i wish to build

    you would need to have top, side, front, back, bottom in orthographic view

    an untriangulated mesh

    to do this select the outline edges for print needed and extract curve (menu: Tools > Lines > Extract Curve)

    any triangulated polygons need to be deleted

    make from each side needed a copy of the aircraft and repeat curve extraction for each top, side, back, front, bottom

    go into preferences: Edit > Preference Editor > 3D Display Tab > Advanced > Anti-aliasing checkbox selected

     

    choose for example as first print the top view, orbit around the aircraft that you almost view it from top

    at the very bottom of the 3D Viewport is a toolbar

    click the third icon from the right to left - this will allow you to switch back and forth between orthographic and perspective view

    use for each side of the aircraft orthographic view

    once you have the top view for example choose the very first icon from the bottom toolbar of the viewport - hover with your mouse over the icon and the tooltip should read 

    "save current view as image file"

    this will allow you to save the viewport in orthographic mode as a image - you should choose PNG as there is little loss due to compression

    do this for each view needed and print them out

    if the resolution is too small you might consider constructing the aircraft from scratch in a CAD software like LibreCAD which is free of charge

     

  • _ AL1vE __ AL1vE _ Posts: 133
    edited May 2018

    another probably easier method would be to download the blueprint from the blueprints website

    search for your aircraft and download it and print it out

    Dassault Super Etendard

    you need to create an account to download

    Post edited by _ AL1vE _ on
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