Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 56

Thread: 3d Watch Mechanism D&D Plot Device.

  1. #1
      Robbie is offline
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,784
    Blog Entries
    5

    Post 3d Watch Mechanism D&D Plot Device.

    Thread moved from community leader forum

    I know this is off topic, but I wanted to show off my VERY early WIP 3d bits. I'm making an escapement mechanism with balance wheel animation in 3d...I had to show you guys because this is probably going to end up being my next avatar here

    If you don't know what an escapement is, its the mechanism in a watch that allows the spring to release itself in intervals that mark the watches movement. The clicking of the pallets on the escapement wheel gear is what makes the tick tock sound. Its really quite cool.

    here's a link to an animation slowed down...mine will be close to actual time if I can pull it off...with every click being half a second...and one full swing (tick and tock) being a whole second. http://www.clockwatch.de/index.html?...ec/hem/ank.htm

    EARLY...I've modelled the important bits. Still gotta fine tune it...and when I get everything placed right, I'll make it artsy instead of just techy
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 3d Watch Mechanism D&D Plot Device.-watchmechanism.png  
    Last edited by Robbie; 09-16-2008 at 11:46 AM.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  2. #2
    Community Leader Facebook Connected delgondahntelius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    1,272

    Default

    Artsy? Techy? ... either way it is cool... I wish I could do 3d stuff... but there is something I'll probably never be able to do ... 3d anything...

    Very cool tho, can't wait to see the finished project...

    And I thought an escapement was a piece of candy that you threw in your mouth after your significant other asks you a question you don't want to answer....
    Don't Forget!! Rate a Tutorial Today; Add a TAG to a thread today; CLICK on a GOOGLE ADLINK once today!

  3. #3

  4. #4
      Robbie is offline
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,784
    Blog Entries
    5

    Post

    I just hope it works out in the end...thanks
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  5. #5
      RPMiller is offline
    Community Leader RPMiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Watching you from in here
    Posts
    3,233

    Default

    Knowing a fair amount about 3D already I have to say that I never fail to be impressed by your work Robbie. I wish I had the time to really dip into the 3D tools I have so that I could try my hand at making models for Poser which is the only "toy" I seem to get time to play with other than PhotoShop and that is only once every couple weeks or so.
    Bill Stickers is innocent! It isn't Bill's fault that he was hanging out in the wrong place.

    Please make an effort to tag all threads. This will greatly enhance the usability of the forums.


    Find me on Google+

  6. #6
      Robbie is offline
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,784
    Blog Entries
    5

    Post

    Eh, keep in mind I've been dicking around with 3d studio since R2.5 Thats a long time ago. Thanks for the praise though...I only wish I was better at it hehe.

    Here's an update...I added the balance wheel weights, the ruby pin and all the parts to finalize the action. AND, I created the preliminary action animation. This is a full swing...2 seconds on a standard wind-up wristwatch.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  7. #7

  8. #8
      Robbie is offline
    Administrator Facebook Connected Robbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fairborn, OH
    Posts
    2,784
    Blog Entries
    5

    Post

    I'm going to have to make the animation longer though because of the tines on the escapement gear...it resets...That may make the file size unmanageable.
    Robbie Powell - Site Admin

  9. #9
    Community Leader Facebook Connected delgondahntelius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    1,272

    Default

    Excellent work..! ...

    your file size might be unmanageable ... but at least you'd be in sync
    Don't Forget!! Rate a Tutorial Today; Add a TAG to a thread today; CLICK on a GOOGLE ADLINK once today!

  10. #10
      RPMiller is offline
    Community Leader RPMiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Watching you from in here
    Posts
    3,233

    Default

    I can't wait to see the final version! If you save it as a flash animation wouldn't that cut down the size? I'm guessing our avatar image doesn't allow that though...
    Bill Stickers is innocent! It isn't Bill's fault that he was hanging out in the wrong place.

    Please make an effort to tag all threads. This will greatly enhance the usability of the forums.


    Find me on Google+

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •