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    te superas dia a dia compaņero

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman13 View Post
    te superas dia a dia compaņero
    Thanks, dude!

    Iīm trying to improve every day.

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    Hi, I have almost finished the new frame and fork, so the next step is modelling the componentes.

    If you hace any suggestion about the frame or the componets...

    Iīm also posting a side view image to show you the tight geometry of the frame.

    I hope you like it.

    Cheers!!!
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    Iīm starting now with the components, but I think Iīm going to model the 3T Scatto, because this Sphinx is a bit too weird.
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    3T Scatto ready!
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    Almost finished.

    Iīm going to model a new saddle because the saddles I already have donīt fit this bike.

    And the components from 3T have their new decoration.
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    Hey;

    More nice stuff! I'm curious if you have made a conscious decision to go for a low gloss, "soft light" look, as opposed to a dripping, glossy, wet look, or is that a function of the particular software?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    More nice stuff! I'm curious if you have made a conscious decision to go for a low gloss, "soft light" look, as opposed to a dripping, glossy, wet look, or is that a function of the particular software?
    I could go for a more glossy look, but Iīm using the same "material" in other components, and due to my laptop I would like to keep low the number of materials in the scene.

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    Import/export

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman748 View Post
    hey a program you might like to use is Inventor 2010. its made by autodesk (same people that make autocad) i think you might find it easier to work with. i've used alot of drafting programs. (i'm in school to be a draftsman) anything from AutoCAD 2D 2010, AutoCAD 3D 2010, Inventor 2010, 3ds Max, Revit Architecture 2010, Civil 3D 2010, AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and 2007or 08. and outta all those programs i think you'll like Inventor the most. i haven't taken solidworks yet but i'm taking it next semester. also a program you might like is Google Sketchup. its free from google and really easy to use. it also lets you bring AutoCAD drawings into it so it might be a quicker and easier way to make a showroom for your bikes.
    Can you import/export from Inventor to 3D Max and viceversa? I tried to do that from Solidwork to Max but does't looks good at all. W

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    Well, I have just finished the bike.

    First, the bike check:

    - Frame: Columbus Airplane.
    - Fork: ENVE track fork.
    - Wheelset: Mavic Ellipse.
    - Crankset: Sugino 75.
    - BB: Sugino 75.
    - Chainring: Sugino Zen 52 T.
    - Cog: Euroasia Imports 16T.
    - Chain: Izumi.
    - Seatpost collar: Thomson.
    - Seatpost: 3T Dorico Team.
    - Saddle: San Marco Concor Racing.
    - Stem: 3T ARX LTD.
    - Handlebar: 3T Scatto.
    - Pedals: MKS RX1.

    Here you have the pictures.
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    Here is the Red Hook Crit SE:
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    Your solid modeling skills are fantastic! Really great stuff here. You have a great skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Your solid modeling skills are fantastic! Really great stuff here. You have a great skill.
    Iīm glad you like it. Thanks!!!

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    While I model a new bicycle, Iīm trying something new.

    Iīm modifying my previous bike so it looks used and abused in the streets.

    Here you have the before and the after:
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    I have just realized that last time I didnīt upload the images, so there you have them (above).

    On the other hand, I modelled a newer version of the Dirty Track with HED wheels.
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    And another work in progress:
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    Hey Charlie, I posted the Dirty bikes in my local riding forum and they took the bait and think they are real, not just drawing! So, good work! You've fooled some fools with your CAD skills! They were able to notice the lack of valve stems, but they are wondering why "the valve stems were photoshopped out?"
    Great renderings!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube View Post
    Hey Charlie, I posted the Dirty bikes in my local riding forum and they took the bait and think they are real, not just drawing! So, good work! You've fooled some fools with your CAD skills! They were able to notice the lack of valve stems, but they are wondering why "the valve stems were photoshopped out?"
    Great renderings!!!
    Itīs nice and funny at the same time to hear about that.

    It means that Iīm improving in my modelling skills.

    Thanks!!!

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    Wield modeling I done.

    Here's the tutorial:
    3D maya wield modeling tutorial - YouTube

    BTW if you have photo lighting studio like HDRI just lt me know.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackspade View Post


    Wield modeling I done.

    Here's the tutorial:
    3D maya wield modeling tutorial - YouTube

    BTW if you have photo lighting studio like HDRI just lt me know.

    Cheers.
    Nice! I was thinking in doing something like that with Rhino.

    Iīll watch the video and adapt it to Rhino.

    Cheers!

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    Apparently...

    ... It's not any easier to TIG weld with a mouse or keystroke than it is with a torch!
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    Trying something different this time:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aXFZN-XuYKU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyluise View Post
    I started my own drawing for good designs. I think you all are provide very unique design for the model .But, the most important thing is that how can builders are fulfill our expectations to make such a wonderful model that can attracted by everyone. Can anyone suggest me those ideas that make model more fascinating.
    I think the most importan thing in a frame design is the geometry.

    You have to decide what use is the bike intended for, and then adjust the geometry to this use.

    The material is very important too, depending on the use.

    After this, you have to choose between the market options for headtube (traditional, semi, integrated, tappered...), bottom bracket (English, BB30, PF...), dropouts...

    And then, you can make the difference putting some personal details in the building and the paintjob.

    Itīs a very complex and long process, but if you do it well from the beginning, you can get a good design.

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    Although a friend of mine is going to help me editting the video, this is what I made with Movie Maker.

    I hope you like it.

    <object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XDL9J5Iu5_c?version=3&amp;hl=es_ES"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XDL9J5Iu5_c?version=3&amp;hl=es_ES" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

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    Iīm using different light and camera settings to get more realistic renders. Iīve also modifyed the track bike, with new bars, grips and paintjob.

    Cheers.
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    This is part of the new project. Iīm going to use some components I have already modelled, but I want first to finish the frame with the rear end, shock and transmision.

    Then I will start with the assembly.

    Iīm also attaching another render of the Green Hornet in a different scenario.

    Kind regards,

    Charlie War.
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    Ahhh...

    That last one is a real winner. I always enjoy a lot of contrast - created by using light to illustrate dark, and vice-versa - and this one really makes the bike and the very effective new lighting effects pop.

    Oddly enough, I think one little detail that would make it look even more realistic... is a simple prop stand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    This is part of the new project. Iīm going to use some components I have already modelled, but I want first to finish the frame with the rear end, shock and transmision.
    Then I will start with the assembly.
    Iīm also attaching another render of the Green Hornet in a different scenario.
    Kind regards,
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    Most stylish gearbox frame around a PINION P1.18 unit for now!
    Yummie ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Ahhh...

    That last one is a real winner. I always enjoy a lot of contrast - created by using light to illustrate dark, and vice-versa - and this one really makes the bike and the very effective new lighting effects pop.

    Oddly enough, I think one little detail that would make it look even more realistic... is a simple prop stand!
    Thank you! Iīm quite happy with this render. I think it looks very realistic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilhelm6 View Post
    Most stylish gearbox frame around a PINION P1.18 unit for now!
    Yummie ...
    Thank you! I have a lot of work before finishing it, but so far it looks good.

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    Hey;

    I think you will find that it is the aspects that I mentioned that make it look that way. Of course, the bike taken by itself is quite nice. However, when the background is flat, diffuse, and lacking visual depth, the subject will as well, as a reflection of that. It is a bit contrary, but the background needs to have some interest in order for the subject to feel real. While your background does not necessarily look specifically like anything in particular, it does provide a tremendous amount of depth and perspective, as well as contrast. That latter word is the most important concept to master in the artistic realm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    I think you will find that it is the aspects that I mentioned that make it look that way. Of course, the bike taken by itself is quite nice. However, when the background is flat, diffuse, and lacking visual depth, the subject will as well, as a reflection of that. It is a bit contrary, but the background needs to have some interest in order for the subject to feel real. While your background does not necessarily look specifically like anything in particular, it does provide a tremendous amount of depth and perspective, as well as contrast. That latter word is the most important concept to master in the artistic realm.
    Thank you for your advice but I donīt understand exactly what you mean.

    The last render I posted, do you think itīs OK or not?

    I think I have a lot to learn about lights and backgrounds in order to get more realistic pics, but since Iīm not following any course (neither in the past) Iīm using a try/fail system.

    Iīm reading some info related with rendering, but itīs difficult sometimes to understand everything I read...

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Does anyone know who did this work of art?
    San Andreas 3.0? in SolidWorks

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    Thank you for your advice but I donīt understand exactly what you mean. The last render I posted, do you think itīs OK or not?
    Yes;

    I like it very much. This is just my opinion, but I feel the dark background makes the bright green bike pop extremely well. I personally like dark and dramatic images because of a certain amount of mystery that they create. I also like strong contrast in shapes, and so there must also be light to create that contrast. I think you achieved that very well with this rendering.

    Having said that, I also like the Mountain Cycle rendering linked here as well. I'm not sure what aspect makes it look so crisp, since it does not have the same dramatic interplay between light and dark as I have just described. Perhaps it is that the subject itself provides the drama with its lavish design, where a relatively simple design like your road bike does not?

    I hope this makes more sense. In the end you will get a lot of different opinions because these things are very subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Does anyone know who did this work of art?
    San Andreas 3.0? in SolidWorks
    Somebody has gone before us. Itīs a pity.

    But itīs really cool. I like it. And apparently itīs coming from The Netherlands too.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Yes;

    I like it very much. This is just my opinion, but I feel the dark background makes the bright green bike pop extremely well. I personally like dark and dramatic images because of a certain amount of mystery that they create. I also like strong contrast in shapes, and so there must also be light to create that contrast. I think you achieved that very well with this rendering.

    Having said that, I also like the Mountain Cycle rendering linked here as well. I'm not sure what aspect makes it look so crisp, since it does not have the same dramatic interplay between light and dark as I have just described. Perhaps it is that the subject itself provides the drama with its lavish design, where a relatively simple design like your road bike does not?

    I hope this makes more sense. In the end you will get a lot of different opinions because these things are very subjective.
    Thank you, Now itīs much more clear.


    P.S.:

    Iīm not convinced with my last design (the FS frame) and Iīm planning to do some modification. Any idea?

    I donīt know what to do: either I do it simpler (straight tubes) either I do a hydro-formed aluminium frame.

    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    P.S.: Iīm not convinced with my last design (the FS frame) and Iīm planning to do some modification. Any idea? I donīt know what to do: either I do it simpler (straight tubes) either I do a hydro-formed aluminium frame.

    What do you think?
    Hey;

    Well, for what my opinion is worth, I like the basics. It has a nice symmetry to it. I'm not sure what the round "button" is on the ST brace. Is it supposed to be on that tube, because that's where it looks like it is. The only thing I do not like is the shock mount tabs. They look clunky compared to the flowing lines of the tubes. Some playing around there for a more artistic solution might yield surprising results.

    Perhaps playing around with a larger diameter and/or more tapered DT would change the character. The slight angularity of the bends makes me think freeride. Longer radius bends would make me think trail. A bigger DT with even tighter bends would make me think downhill.

    Of course, the sky is the limit, and I'm not sure what type of bike you were looking for. I like the basic concept, and see no reason not to push it further along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    Well, for what my opinion is worth, I like the basics. It has a nice symmetry to it. I'm not sure what the round "button" is on the ST brace. Is it supposed to be on that tube, because that's where it looks like it is. The only thing I do not like is the shock mount tabs. They look clunky compared to the flowing lines of the tubes. Some playing around there for a more artistic solution might yield surprising results.

    Perhaps playing around with a larger diameter and/or more tapered DT would change the character. The slight angularity of the bends makes me think freeride. Longer radius bends would make me think trail. A bigger DT with even tighter bends would make me think downhill.

    Of course, the sky is the limit, and I'm not sure what type of bike you were looking for. I like the basic concept, and see no reason not to push it further along.
    Thank you for your comments.

    I know the pic Iīve posted gives no many clues about the result Iīd like to get, so let me explain:

    The idea is a 29er trail bike with 130-140 mm of rear travel and a 140 mm fork travel, using the Pinion cage as the core of the frame.

    The geometry is decided, but I think I can improve the suspension system and the tubing to get a more stylish frame.

    When I have time Iīm going to design a new prototype with some ideas I have.

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    Well, here you have the new version of the frame. Softer bends and new suspension design.

    It has 130 mm rear travel.

    I think itīs much better now, and it was just changing two tubes and the ST brace.

    What do you think?
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    Well;

    I like them both. It depends on what look you are trying for. The first one is techy, edgy, more daring, like a freeride or DH bike. The latter is softer, less aggressive, more artsy. I like the interesting suspension mounts on the new one, but I dislike the straight ST brace. It needs some gentle curvature to match the flow of the other tubes to my eye. The old one would look really cool with some really long travel suspension and perhaps even an E-stay rear end. The new one would look nice with a continuation of the curved theme in the rear triangle.

    The sky is the limit.
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    Thanks, TrailMaker for the comments, they are very useful.

    Just to check the frame lines Iīve modelled a provisional rear end (simple tubes) and I think itīs quite fluid.

    Comments???
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    Very handsome;

    A normal inclination with stylish curved front tubes is to carry that rearward, but it's not
    easy to match that curvature in the rear. You have only two choices to make it look good.
    You either match the arc exactly, or you do something completely different and don't try to
    follow the same lines at all. If you try and match the arc of front tubes in your seat stays
    and miss even by a little bit, it LOOKS like you missed. This is worse than if you do
    something totally different. The compound curvature of stays makes that continuation very
    difficult to achieve.



    The pic above shows a broken girls Columbia cruiser frame I salvaged and modified. You
    can see that I was able to match the curvature of the top tube very successfully to the rear
    stays. It looks like it was always that way! Interestingly, trying to use the same arc for the
    lower top tube was a total failure. It needed more arc to sit parallel to the top tube at the
    seat tube junction, but diverge off to a far different location. I spent a fair bit of time
    twiddling with this design on the computer, even being a pretty simple project. These are
    the little discoveries that are counter intuitive and interesting, and make design such a
    challenge.

    You have taken the angle of the end of the TT at the ST junction and matched & continued
    it very well with a straight SS. It's a very appealing look. I would not give up on the previous
    design though. It has potential of a completely different style.
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    Actually the seatstays have a very soft curve to match the TT but the radius is quite bigger than there, because, as you said in your comment, with the "s" shape of the SS, it could be difficult to do it perfect and it would just look fine in a perfect side view.

    Iīm going to leave the previous design in the "fridge" for a long travel 29er. But after this one, I have a couple of designs in the queue.

    Thanks again!

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    While I finish the rear end, here you have the main frame already painted.
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    Try something;

    Put a radius on the seat tube brace, similar to the radius of the top tube. however, instead of doing the expected, try radiusing it UPWARD, not downward.

    Always try the unexpected. Sometimes, it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Try something;

    Put a radius on the seat tube brace, similar to the radius of the top tube. however, instead of doing the expected, try radiusing it UPWARD, not downward.

    Always try the unexpected. Sometimes, it works!
    It does have radius, but this is quite big, so maybe I could try with a smaller one.

    Thanks again for the inputs.

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    Itīs been a while since I donīt model any bike (the FS frame is in standby), but Iīm starting over.

    For the moment, I have half of a light track wheelset. The front wheel:

    - Mack Superlight Track hub.
    - Enve 1.25 tubular carbon rim.
    - Sapim Aero spokes.

    It weights around 412 grams.
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    Wheelset almost finished. Now the crankset...

    They (would) weight around 2 lbs (912 grams), without tubulars and cogs. So in the light side for a track wheelset.
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    Hey;

    That stuff is amazing. The hubs look like photos. The only thing that doesn't quite work in the objects is the "straight lines" on the rim edge between spokes in some areas. I have no idea whether the operator can change that, or if it is just a limitation of the software. I do know I wish I could do that. Really impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    That stuff is amazing. The hubs look like photos. The only thing that doesn't quite work in the objects is the "straight lines" on the rim edge between spokes in some areas. I have no idea whether the operator can change that, or if it is just a limitation of the software. I do know I wish I could do that. Really impressive.
    Thanks!

    Those "straight lines" sometimes appear when I model the rims, and itīs quite annoying.

    I donīt know what the problem is, but I guess itīs related with the SW and my laptop.

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    The problem with the segmented rim is already solved. It was a Rhino setting.
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    Funny how fixing the rim caused a flat.

    Glad I could help with your Rhino problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Funny how fixing the rim caused a flat.

    Glad I could help with your Rhino problem.
    Indeed!!! Hahahaha.

    Thanks!

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    My first frame designed in SolidWorks

    Somebody's gotta give Charlie a run for his money.

    Here's my first personal project since buying SolidWorks 2012 this summer. It's basically version two of the 650b frame I built at UBI earlier this year. I've learned a ton about the software through the process of completing this frame design. I'm prepping myself for a return to a career in product design and development with an emphasis on solid modeling.

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    That frame looks great! Very solid!

    Maybe you can shorten a bit the chainstays...

    Are you going to model the whole bike?

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    Starting with the frame...
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    Frame: Columbus Spirit with carbon seattube.

    Despite the real angle of the seattube, the virtual one is 74, because it joints to the DT instead the BB.

    With this configuration, the frame has 370 chainstays (pretty short...).

    The weight should be around 1200 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    That frame looks great! Very solid!

    Maybe you can shorten a bit the chainstays...

    Are you going to model the whole bike?
    Thanks, Carlos. The chainstays are 425mm. The frame I built at UBI has 420mm chainstays, and that did not leave enough room for a front derailleur. I figure adding 5mm to the chainstays and using a direct mount front der ought to work with this frame design.

    I am working on modeling other bike parts. It would be nice to eventually be able to assemble the complete bike in SolidWorks. Modeling a riser handlebar with bulged clamp area has been a great learning experience. I will share some of these parts here as I model them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Thanks, Carlos. The chainstays are 425mm. The frame I built at UBI has 420mm chainstays, and that did not leave enough room for a front derailleur. I figure adding 5mm to the chainstays and using a direct mount front der ought to work with this frame design.

    I am working on modeling other bike parts. It would be nice to eventually be able to assemble the complete bike in SolidWorks. Modeling a riser handlebar with bulged clamp area has been a great learning experience. I will share some of these parts here as I model them.
    Just after my comment, I thought about de FD and you are right. Anyway, 425 mm is pretty short and those 5 mm extra should not change the behavior of the bike.

    Iīm looking forward to see those parts.

    Regarding my project, here you have the frameset, with the fork from my latest bike.
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    That's cool....looks like a Julie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live Wire View Post
    That's cool....looks like a Julie!
    Thatīs right! I was not thinking in JRD, but since Iīm fun of their works... the idea of the ST meeting the DT just came up.

    I was fitting the wheels to the frame, and some parts (old and new), with the idea of modelling a 17š stem and maybe doing something new in the drive-train.

    Suggestions, comments?
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    Since the colour design was a bit classy and boring, here you have a more fresh version.

    New paintjob and decals, new crankset and stem.

    I have to finish the seatpost, and maybe I can model a Rotor oval chainring.
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    Hey;

    You really have gotten quite good at this. It is only down to tiny details to really portray a super realistic image. Round rims without flat tires even!

    How about paying some attention to the seat? It appears to be polished anodized aluminum with a razor sharp leading edge. It would seem to be more realistic if it had a soft surface look with seamless shadow gradients and soft round edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    You really have gotten quite good at this. It is only down to tiny details to really portray a super realistic image. Round rims without flat tires even!

    How about paying some attention to the seat? It appears to be polished anodized aluminum with a razor sharp leading edge. It would seem to be more realistic if it had a soft surface look with seamless shadow gradients and soft round edges.
    Thank you for the advice.

    Here you have a new render with some mods: saddle material and edges, mini-seatpost, headbadge and model name (Galician word, BTW).
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    I'd really wish I had you CAD skills.

    I make loads of things, but it's all based on a few notes, and what can be drawn on the back of a napkin.

    Like my latest carbon frame, is based on half a sheet of A4 of scribbling and doodles.

    Lately I've stepped up a bit, and quit on used napkins though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    I'd really wish I had you CAD skills.

    I make loads of things, but it's all based on a few notes, and what can be drawn on the back of a napkin.

    Like my latest carbon frame, is based on half a sheet of A4 of scribbling and doodles.

    Lately I've stepped up a bit, and quit on used napkins though


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    Iīd really wish I could build my own frames.... hehehe.

    Thank you for your words!

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    Hi again, here you have the definitive version, with the fork in orange, new orange tone and yellow decoration in the saddle.

    I hope you like it.
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    VERY nice;

    I like the seat and the new orange. Like the new background a lot. Warmer, brighter, and more interesting without infringing.

    Super detaily fussy opinion stuff -

    - The light source (window/door) derived shadow further adds drama, interest, and realism without infringing. However, I would move the bike back from it (even just a little) so that these elements did not intersect. Or, move it forward so that they overlap more completely. With items like that, make them completely seperate or more completely integrated (at least 30%) because very partial engagement like this fools the eye by making the two conflict instead of harmonize. I hope that makes sense.
    - Also, the edge of the shadow on the floor should be soft along its entire length. Perhaps more in focus (crisper) as it nears the light source, but not hard edged anywhere as it is in the lower half here.
    - I find the stand distracting, but that's kind of picky. Perhaps changing its color - even very slightly - would allow the bike to stand apart from it a bit better. It sort of blends into the rear wheel too much. That might be my problem with it. Worth playing with anyway.

    Very nice work.
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    OK so it's not a frame...

    ...but at least it goes IN a frame.
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    Lace that wheel up! Hehe.

    Actually it looks good. Which SW are you using for modelling?

    Waiting for more images....

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    I'm using SolidWorks for my models. I only have the standard version, so I can't do photo-realistic rendering, unfortunately.

    I've seen spoked wheels modeled. Maybe some of them are yours? I may try it eventually, but it's not a priority right now. I wonder if people can actually model a laced wheel accurately, bends and all. That would be a trick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    I'm using SolidWorks for my models. I only have the standard version, so I can't do photo-realistic rendering, unfortunately.

    I've seen spoked wheels modeled. Maybe some of them are yours? I may try it eventually, but it's not a priority right now. I wonder if people can actually model a laced wheel accurately, bends and all. That would be a trick!
    I model the wheels with the lacing, but I think I donīt do it accurately, or so accurately as a real wheel, but they are pretty close (IMHO).

    At least with radial and 2X patterns, itīs easy to do.

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    New work in progress. Iīm not really sure about the TT, but I am waiting for your opinions.
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    Umm....

    Is that recess where the beer cooler mount goes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Umm....

    Is that recess where the beer cooler mount goes?
    'cross, innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shandcycles View Post
    'cross, innit.
    Exactly. Itīs for having a more comfortable TT for your shoulder.

    Here you have the frame again, but with a tiny mod in the TT and the right CS.
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    This is how it goes for the moment.

    Iīm thinking about doing the fork again, because I think this one has very thin legs.

    It has purple singlespeed Chris King hubs, Thomson seatclamp, and 3T components (Dorico, ARX and Rotundo).
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    Too nice to take out in the mud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Too nice to take out in the mud!
    Thank you, but it will not touch the mud, hehehe. Maybe I will this winter...
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    Almost there!

    I have modelled a 3T Ergoterra, Avid Shorty Ultimate with Cane Creek SCR-5 and Rotor Agilis Crankset.

    I hope you like it.
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    It's all very impressive to me;

    It's getting hard to pick on these things, they're getting so good! Of course it won't go very far without a chain, but we already know you can handle those. No flats or bent rims either, anymore!

    If I had to pick on something, and it is a very minor point to be sure, some of the bits seem a little "contrasty" on the edges to me. Most of the drawing has a very nice soft edge to it, as it would appear in a photo or to the eye. The previously mentioned chains, and also the edges of these tires, seem a little harsh or contrasty. The chains also apperar a bit two-dimmensional to me, but that is another issue.

    Can you soften the edges of things by choice? These things draw attention to themselves, to my eye. Anything that draws attention is likely in NEED of some attention, in my opinion. They make me look at them, not because of interest, but because of visual balance. It is a very subtle thing, and I admit that most people would not even notice them, but often these things can make a surprising difference, even to those that don't consciously note such things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    It's all very impressive to me;

    It's getting hard to pick on these things, they're getting so good! Of course it won't go very far without a chain, but we already know you can handle those. No flats or bent rims either, anymore!

    If I had to pick on something, and it is a very minor point to be sure, some of the bits seem a little "contrasty" on the edges to me. Most of the drawing has a very nice soft edge to it, as it would appear in a photo or to the eye. The previously mentioned chains, and also the edges of these tires, seem a little harsh or contrasty. The chains also apperar a bit two-dimmensional to me, but that is another issue.

    Can you soften the edges of things by choice? These things draw attention to themselves, to my eye. Anything that draws attention is likely in NEED of some attention, in my opinion. They make me look at them, not because of interest, but because of visual balance. It is a very subtle thing, and I admit that most people would not even notice them, but often these things can make a surprising difference, even to those that don't consciously note such things.
    Most of the times it depends on the lighting in the scene, but of course, I can soften the edges. I use to do that, but with the tire pattern and the chain, I skip this.

    Here you have the finished bicycle, I hope you like it:
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    New project:

    Steel 20" separable minivelo.

    Gates Belt Drive System, Phil Wood hubs + carbon rims + Subrosa Street Digger, Thomson + 3T, Hope front brake, SG75...

    I hope you enjoy it!

    Cheers!
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    Nice work there....again

    I soo wish I had those skills, and a way to maintain them.


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    Just curious.

    How long does it take you to do a bike like the last minibike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Nice work there....again

    I soo wish I had those skills, and a way to maintain them.


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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Just curious.

    How long does it take you to do a bike like the last minibike?


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    I cannot tell exactly because I have used some parts already modelled for previous bikes, but if I have to model the bike from scratch, it would be around 15-20 hours aprox + rendering time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    Thank you!



    I cannot tell exactly because I have used some parts already modelled for previous bikes, but if I have to model the bike from scratch, it would be around 15-20 hours aprox + rendering time.
    That's real quick. I spend like 5 hrs just to nail the numbers on paper for a frame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    That's real quick. I spend like 5 hrs just to nail the numbers on paper for a frame.


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    Thatīs true!

    But if one of these designs were meant to be built up, I would spend more time designing the geometry, wheel clearances... so the final time would be a bit higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlichin View Post
    Thatīs true!

    But if one of these designs were meant to be built up, I would spend more time designing the geometry, wheel clearances... so the final time would be a bit higher.
    Hmm, ok, so not much to gain in that aspect.

    It looks real impressive though



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    I have finished the Minivelo project, with 4 pics.

    Here you have the Charlie War Folerpa:

    Frame: Dedacciai DR-Zero
    Fork: Exotic Carbon 20"
    Headset: Chris King Threadless
    Stem: Thomson X4
    Handlebar: 3T Eryx LTD recortado
    Pedals: Charlie War with Straps
    BB: Sugino 75
    Crankset: Sugino 75 with Gates Chainring 56 T
    Cog: Gates 15 T
    Chain: Correa Gates
    Hub rear / front: Phil Wood ISO
    Rims: Carbon Clincher 20"
    Tires: Subrosa Streetdigger
    Brake Lever: Hope
    Brake: Hope con disco Ashima Airotor 180 mm.
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Flite 1990
    Other: Oury Grips, Thomson seatcollar, S&S Couplers, stand: Trapistes Rochefort 6.
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    Very nice! I think your modeling skills are getting even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Very nice! I think your modeling skills are getting even better.
    Thank you! Unfortunately this one is going to be my last model in a while (starting a new job).

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    Congratulations on the new job. What will you be doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Congratulations on the new job. What will you be doing?
    Thank you! The job is not related with 3D modelling or bikes, but itīs related with my academical background: industrial automation.

    Anyway, I will continue with this as soon as I have spare time to do it.

    Cheers!!!

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