I got started fairly early this morning modeling and vectoring the dive sign project. This was a lot of fun, I really like the computer end of things. After I had all the vectors drawn, I used the helmet vector to set the size for the 3d model I would build in our Sub-D modelling program.
And finally, these are all the outline vectors for the rest of the sign. Before I imported the vectors, I brought in the finished helmet with all the pieces attached so I could get a usable outline for the helmet placement. This made it easy to align all the different objects. When I'm ready, I will import the helmet pieces, and use the outline for placement.
I think I will have to shelf this job for the next bit, as we have a whole whack of bicycle lane stencils to cut, as well as the Chinese courtyard and mountain miniatures for this toy commercial to start. Then I think we are on to a full size warehouse loft set for the end of the month.
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.