Thursday, March 26, 2015

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard
In a previous post we saw how to map a texture on a model using spherical or cylindrical plug "UVTOOLS", but if our firm has a more complex shape like that of a tent, a blanket or a towel full of wrinkles?

In this case we need:

plugin "Sketch Uv "of Smustard that you can download HERE

and the program "Roadkill UV Tools" that you can download HERE

Nell 'bottom image 3d model of our next towel with the texture you want to apply.

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

We click in the window of the material Sketchup, the instrument indicated by the red arrow then on texture (see image below), and finally.

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

our towel (see image below).

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

the result will be ... a pretty crap!

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

After highlighting our model we click on the instrument of the plugin "Sketch Uv " depicted from the bottom on the toolbar then

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

the model with the right mouse button and then on "Export UVs"

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

This will open a window where we will see the file path that we are exporting.

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

At this point we open the program "Roadkill UV Tools" we have previously installed and load the saved file.

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

Press "E" and highlight the model in the left pane where we see what it looks like (in the right we will see it as if it was open) then press the "W" (with the "Alt" key pressed we can run with the mouse 3d model at will). Go to "File" in the toolbar and click on "Save".

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

We close "Roadkill" and go back to Sketchup on our model, now with the right mouse button, click on "Import UVs".

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

This is the result. Just only adjust the size of the texture directly in the material of Sketchup.

Plugin for Sketchup : Sketchuv of Smustard

With the plugin "SketchUV" We can also place a texture on a spherical, cylindrical or flat clicking on it with the right mouse button directly from the menu without using "Roadkill".

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Rajib Dey
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BetaBox – a mobile prototyping lab packed with various design tools

BetaBox – a mobile prototyping lab packed with various design tools
Betaversity recently launched BetaBox, a mobile prototyping lab, loaded with rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, design equipment as well as speed of though materials all inside a 25-foot-long shipping container.

Blake Marggraff, a Washington University at St. Louis biology student, together his two partners has developed BetaBox.

BetaBox is just like a portable makerspace useful for a K12 school, a university, or a company to get streamlined solution for rapid prototyping toward the classes, events, conferences, and community outreach projects.

With BetaBox, one can just explore and transform any design ideas into reality with the help of dedicated professionals through most updated micro-manufacturing and design technologies.

BetaBox Units consist of the following :
  • PrintrBot 3D Printer
  • Speed of Thought Materials
  • 3D System 3D Scanner
  • FDM 3D Printer
  • Leap Motion Technology
  • Touchscreen Interface Technology
  • Whiteboards
  • Rasperry Pi
  • 3d Doodler
  • Arduino set
  • Solidworks 3d Modeling Software
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Soldering station
  • Power Tools
  • Chromecast
  • Wacom tablets
The above tools and technologies facilitate the students to use their knowledge which they acquired in the classroom in practical environment.

BetaBox is accessible for rent with a variety of funding options.
For more information visit, betaversity.com/betabox


Betaversity recently launched BetaBox, a mobile prototyping lab, loaded with rapid prototyping tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, design equipment as well as speed of though materials all inside a 25-foot-long shipping container.
Image Courtesy: betaversity.com

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Rajib Dey
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