Originally Posted by 84far
Kajan, I'm about to buy a program called Rhino and the render program to suit it called V-Ray. Off the shelf it will cost $1900AU (approx), student price is a lot cheaper. There's also courses that you can take part in, which I think take 3 days (third day is rendering).
The good thing about doing the boat in 3D is so you can see if a object or angle can work, or if the cabin is to long or short. The amount of times I've had to go back to the drawing board because of that, well I've lost count
Anyway, they are affordable, and with your talent I don't think it would be a waste of your time. Cheers
This is 100% right. I don't know Rhino, i've just seen couple of times, but never used it. VRay makes woooonderful things also. It is easy with 3D. Actually i would say 4D is better, but then 3D is a very good approach. I made my yacht proposal at Catia V5 R17 1:1 300MB. It was a good experience. But then FAR is totally right, for couple tousand dollars you can have some download software in your PC. Courses costs much more. But you can learn also with things like Skechtup that is free. Not a good software for yacht design and modelling but you can make your trys. It is good for buildings, but as ships for decks is more or less the same, maybe you can start with 'boxes' ones to see. Anyway all new 'cruisers' are just boxes, so you would not be going wrong with tendencies at all. VRay works well upon it for Renderings, and top ones. If you have such abbility and talent, maybe you find you as good as in 3D. It has 1000 billion things in market. So after doing all those 2D, maybe you could try something really new. 3D shows you many positions to see virtually a simulation all details you like to transmit in your design. 2D shows only things 'flatted'. And everytime you can make 2D profiles from 3D top views you know whatever you want to still show a tstep behind. Just screen shots then, really very easy to do.
The best i've heard is Alias but this costs really 50 kg bucks to have it, really expensive for just the 'blue bloods'. Not every common man.
If moderator wants to delete or move badly for somewhere position this comment be really freeeeee.. i don't care anymore.
AS said immense many times, i just look to help the guys with some tips, but do then your own...