Hi Rhino Users;
I would like to share a bit about my hobby. I have used Rhino for 10+ years, and still consider myself a “perpetual beginner” because I haven’t really mastered the software. I would say the same about using Brazil, which I use to create decent looking images of our upcoming house renovations. I wish I knew more about both softwares, but perhaps one day…
Still, I do get very good service out of Rhino. I run a 3D printer at work, a good industrial one that laser-melts nylon powder into large, strong parts. When there is unused room in a build, I add parts for my work colleagues, and for myself.
Here’s my hobby; I have most external original parts of a Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 engine, the one that powdered the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster Bomber, Mosquito and P-51 Mustang. I am also missing many of the large castings, like a complete cylinder head and cylinder block, the large heat exchanger that cools the fuel/air mixture after it’s been supercharged, carburetor, etc. Since these original parts are scorchingly expensive, and I have access to a printer, and I like 3D modeling challenges, I thought I’d try modeling these parts and printing them. So far, so good. I’ll attempt to upload a few photos of my printed parts, but as this is my first attempt on this forum, it may not work as planned. If you don’t see any images, you can see my whole album of printed parts here; https://www.flickr.com/photos/130143587@N02/albums
Remember, these are all modeled, quite painstakingly with Rhino (and sometimes in SpaceClaim software), corrected in a software called “Magics” by Materialise, and then printed, FULL size.
Cheers and discuss if you wish to. Tom, Ottawa.