Rick's Blog

Oct
22
2019

Large Aircraft Series - CRJ-700

Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700

​I'm starting a series of models, all involving commercial airline aircraft.  Starting off is the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700-series, known as the CRJ-700.

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Mar
08
2019

The SketchFab Learning Curve

​My previous SketchFab model uploads were really only a way for me to dip my toe into the water.  This time I went for the whole foot, maybe even half-calf!  I attempted to upload my farm house model to SketchFab.  This model had two particle systems and multiple texture- and procedurally-based materials.  I'm considering the at...
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Jul
03
2015

MakeHuman Installation



I dual-boot my computer with Windows/Linux because there are still a few programs that I haven't gotten working on Windows (and vice versa).  This week, I took the plunge and installed OpenFOAM (in a later post) and MakeHuman.  I had been nervous about installing MakeHuman because of the python warning on the web site.

I'm sure some configurations will cause problems, but in my case, I haven't experienced any problems.  Once I finished, I realized 'Installation' is not accurate.  Download the zipped files from the web site and extract them wherever you want--no installation is actually required.  The entire process takes less than 5 minutes (YMMV).

I get a chuckle out of the nudity warning.  In our litigious society, I'm sure there is a reason for the warning; it still makes me laugh.

 

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Rick's Blog

Oct
22
2019

Large Aircraft Series - CRJ-700

Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700

​I'm starting a series of models, all involving commercial airline aircraft.  Starting off is the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700-series, known as the CRJ-700.

Continue reading
  0 Comments
Mar
08
2019

The SketchFab Learning Curve

​My previous SketchFab model uploads were really only a way for me to dip my toe into the water.  This time I went for the whole foot, maybe even half-calf!  I attempted to upload my farm house model to SketchFab.  This model had two particle systems and multiple texture- and procedurally-based materials.  I'm considering the at...
Continue reading
  0 Comments
Jul
03
2015

MakeHuman Installation



I dual-boot my computer with Windows/Linux because there are still a few programs that I haven't gotten working on Windows (and vice versa).  This week, I took the plunge and installed OpenFOAM (in a later post) and MakeHuman.  I had been nervous about installing MakeHuman because of the python warning on the web site.

I'm sure some configurations will cause problems, but in my case, I haven't experienced any problems.  Once I finished, I realized 'Installation' is not accurate.  Download the zipped files from the web site and extract them wherever you want--no installation is actually required.  The entire process takes less than 5 minutes (YMMV).

I get a chuckle out of the nudity warning.  In our litigious society, I'm sure there is a reason for the warning; it still makes me laugh.

 

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