Rick's Blog

Jan
30
2019

The Right Tool For the Job

 I have been experimenting with the SwiftBlock addons that simplify the process of taking a mesh in Blender and defining that mesh in OpenFOAM.  There are two versions and both are about at the same level of development.  While they both work as advertised, I have come to the conclusion that neither will be appropriate for complex models.  It was at this point, the little voice in the back of my head said, 'Of course, dummy!  A wise man once said, "Always use the right tool for the job!"' (That little voice loves to quote himself!)  While Blender is great for visualizing the results of numerical analysis, it was not made for creating the meshes used in said numerical analysis.  Luckily, I found something that is the right tool for the job...

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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

Jan
30
2019

The Right Tool For the Job

 I have been experimenting with the SwiftBlock addons that simplify the process of taking a mesh in Blender and defining that mesh in OpenFOAM.  There are two versions and both are about at the same level of development.  While they both work as advertised, I have come to the conclusion that neither will be appropriate for complex models.  It was at this point, the little voice in the back of my head said, 'Of course, dummy!  A wise man once said, "Always use the right tool for the job!"' (That little voice loves to quote himself!)  While Blender is great for visualizing the results of numerical analysis, it was not made for creating the meshes used in said numerical analysis.  Luckily, I found something that is the right tool for the job...

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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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