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Formula 1 Reno Racer

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Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby sgreenawalt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:00 pm

I'm working on some conceptual models for a Formula 1 Reno Racer, and using TSplines for the entire aircraft. Prior to this, I was doing my flying surfaces as NURBS, my fuselage as TSplines, and then using standard Rhino commands to create blends between them. I've been able to maintain the accuracy of my airfoils even while using tsMakeUniform, and I can say without a doubt I will never ever make another airplane in standard NURBS again - now that I have the topology where I want it, making edits to the model and really sculpting the blends is so easy and wonderful. This one is missing the landing gear and wheel pants, but I should have those on later this week.

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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby Matt Sederberg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:47 pm

Sky that is a gorgeous model in so many ways -- thank you for sharing it here! At some point could you show a closeup of the fading crease at the tail??
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby sgreenawalt » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:09 pm

Matt -

Certainly! There is a nice crease fade from the fin to the elevator, and also one from the fin to the fuselage. The fin to the fuselage one is a bit more subtle, so I left the edges on for the screen shot.

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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby Matt Sederberg » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:55 am

love it.
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby sgreenawalt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:26 am

Here's a few high quality renders, cooked up by CAD ninja Juan. Thanks Juan!

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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby Matt Sederberg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:15 pm

Sky has agreed to do a webinar with us to how how he modeled this airplane. This should be a great one. Register now!

Tuesday, April 26, 12 PM EDT

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/381274193
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby Lee » Fri May 13, 2011 7:36 pm

Really enjoyed the video, great even for a tspline beginner. I struggled to duplicate the wing to fuselage example until I remembered the make uniform command. I don't think you mentioned that in the video. The isocurves around the star points just don't give a smooth fairing until you make it uniform. Maybe there is some other way to control the star point location? Pulling star points around doesn't seem to work.
Thanks for the great webinar.
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby sgreenawalt » Sat May 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Lee -

Sorry if I wasn't explicit about that in the webcast - essentially, you HAVE to use tsMakeUniform on any model that has star points. The main thrust of the webcast is essentially how you can utilize the smoothing that tsMakeUniform provides, while keeping the accuracy of your airfoils. Every time you change your topology - even if it's just to insert an edge and does not add any star points or t-points to your model - you should run tsMakeUniform. Does that make sense?

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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby alice135 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:34 am

Thank you for providing the link, it's great for me as a begginer, I even think that now I will be able to do something more or less worthy... :D Great, thank you ones again!!!!
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby yommytec » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:30 am

@ Matt Sederberg missed the webnar but wonder if there is a recording of the webnar downloadable for those who could not make it.
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby jbarnhardt » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:10 pm

Hi. Did this webinar get recorded/archived someplace so that I can view it? I'm very interested in this specific topic. Thanks,

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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby jbarnhardt » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Never mind, found the answer to my own question. Archive of webinar can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV62TqZ_x2g

Thanks Sky and T-Splines folks for doing this.

-John

edit: Posted incorrect link the first time. Should be right now.
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby sylvester » Sun May 25, 2014 12:48 am

Hi,

great webinar... the most useful.


How can I visualise the Knot Values for each edge?

And also: are the Knot Values really about the edges as the video seems to say, or is about the vertex as I thought it was?


Thanks for any clarification
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Re: Formula 1 Reno Racer

Postby Nicholas North » Tue May 27, 2014 10:26 am

I don't believe there is an easy way to visualize the knot values, unfortunately. We don't really expose them because they are really difficult for most users to understand.

The knot intervals are associated with edges on a T-Spline since the surface is odd degree (bicubic is currently the only option for a T-Spline). You can say the absolute knot values are associated with vertices, but only intervals make sense on a T-Spline due to arbitrary topology.

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