GlouGlou wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:43 am
Thanks for your links. Could be some challenges.
Above links are IMO a great "starter pack" for everyone that wants to understand and learn surfacing. For someone that is new to it, I would suggest to watch a few of the videos from the first two links and maybe try to practice a bit from them if possible (Wolfgang also has videos from the same models done in other programs, it is one of the reason why I very much like his channel), and not worrying if one does not quite understand it at first. Next go and read at least a bit from the documentation in the last link, again not worrying to much about the details. Then go and watch all of the Steven's (class A surfacing) videos, they are short and when one watches them with a faster playback speed it is possible to check them all quite fast, specially in the many of his older videos he gives some great knowledge with simple examples. At this point, I hope everyone would develop at least a good "feeling" of what surfacing is
One can then go back and watch more (all?) of the videos in the first two links, practice more, read all of the Alias documentation and probably come back and re-watch also all of Steven's videos at some later point in the future, with all of the additional knowledge one will probably then understand a lot of it in a different way. One should have quite good understanding of surfacing at this point
and I think everyone using FreeCAD, should have at least some understanding of it.
HandleBar3D videos are nice since he shows how a bigger project is developed over time, from the first sketches to final details and everything in between, but I think it is good to have some general knowledge on surfacing first, at least enough not to mix it with mesh (polygonal) modeling in tools like Blender, Maya,...