When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Ships Ahoy, sort of.
I can scale the woodgrain image in Aspire as easily as any image editor, so this makes it remarkably simple. The next step is to convert this image to a component. A component in Aspire is just another name for a 3d model.
The final step was to mount all the weathered planks to the 4X8 sheet of plywood. After that we inserted all our rusty bolt heads, added some rust stains to the planks and voila! a weathered wooden hull section. They will add the wooden rub rail and rings we made when they get it in front their camera lens. I will upload the final billboard ad as soon as they send me a copy in a couple of days.