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#1 SamieHowson

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:27 PM

Hi everybody, I'm Sam, the lad behind sh3dart
 
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You might have seen my work on the Facebook groups or Instagram 
 
So I have a "thing" for old Minis and I've wanted to work on something like this since I got into 3D Modelling / Rendering
 
I've been working on this project for a seriously long time and it probably won't reach the finish line for a while either, but it's a real labour of love and I'm in it for the long haul
 
The model is either based on laser scan or photogrammetry data, so once finished the model it's going to be pretty dimensionally accurate 
 
A couple W.I.P Shots 
 
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Here are my plans for the model for when it's finished
 
I want to create prints / posters and I've got tonnes of ideas, here's a few with photos as reference 
 
A Mini sat in a studio shoot
 
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A Miglia Mini being ragged around Brands Hatch
 
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A Mini in it's "natural habitat" a.k.a the Pertol Station
 
 
An abandoned shell rotting away in a field or barn
 
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I want to create custom commissions to help out with everybody's build
 
It would ideally include tonnes of custom aspects, such as colour scheme / wheels / registration plates / mirrors / arches / headlights, this would obviously take a while until my parts library builds up
 
Feel free to check updates and progress on my social accounts @sh3dart but I'll also try to keep this thread updated! 

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#2 dasupersprint

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:58 PM

That will be the ultimate Mini configurator! You could sell 3D files of our cars in a printable file so we could print miniature toy versions. I know I would pay!



#3 SamieHowson

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:21 PM

That will be the ultimate Mini configurator! You could sell 3D files of our cars in a printable file so we could print miniature toy versions. I know I would pay!

 

A 3D configurator would be awesome, although it would something to think consider in the distant future after I've built a decent sized parts library

As far my files being printable, currently that's not possible because of the type of 3D modelling I do but again it's something I could consider in the future 



#4 SamieHowson

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 03:41 PM

I had a quick dig through my progress shots of the project and I've some early screenshots I took

So I thought I'd share them on here 😁

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#5 Red Riley

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 04:57 PM

Some nice work there. Just curious what tools you are using for your final rendering? I'm just doing Solidworks and AutoCad work. I assume this is something else like Maya or something? 

By the way, I'm sorry but the first time I saw your screen name, the only thing I saw was 3D Shart. Sorry, I can't un-see it now.



#6 SamieHowson

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:39 AM

Some nice work there. Just curious what tools you are using for your final rendering? I'm just doing Solidworks and AutoCad work. I assume this is something else like Maya or something? 

By the way, I'm sorry but the first time I saw your screen name, the only thing I saw was 3D Shart. Sorry, I can't un-see it now.

 

Thank you mate, yeah am I using Maya and it's built in renderer Arnold

Don't worry about it, you're not the first person it's just unfortunate that my initials are "SH" 


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#7 SamieHowson

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:52 PM

A rather moody shot of the Mini chilling in the studio

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You'll already have seen it if you follow my social media accounts  :D 



#8 SamieHowson

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 08:35 PM

Hey guys, another update

I've been working away over the last couple of days tidying the rear end up 

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:12 AM

Well done, Samie. Where are the .stl-files or even better .stp? I am in desperate need of a decent body.stl for CFD studies. All the Mini bodies on Grabcad unfortunately cannot be transferred into flawless solids. Spend hours on them in vain.



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 10:58 AM

I love the accuracy of the imperfections in body gaps; makes it a lot more convincing :-)



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 02:03 PM

Where did you get the boot hinges from? They look very similar to the ones I designed in FreeCAD and put on Grabcad.



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Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:50 PM

I love the accuracy of the imperfections in body gaps; makes it a lot more convincing :-)

 

Thank you mate 



#13 SamieHowson

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:57 PM

Where did you get the boot hinges from? They look very similar to the ones I designed in FreeCAD and put on Grabcad.

 

 

Well done, Samie. Where are the .stl-files or even better .stp? I am in desperate need of a decent body.stl for CFD studies. All the Mini bodies on Grabcad unfortunately cannot be transferred into flawless solids. Spend hours on them in vain.

 

Thank you mate! 

I've not put them online anywhere yet but I might considering selling them in the future 

 

I modelled the hinges based on the scan data I'm working from, I've seen your work on Grabcad (it's fantastic by the way, especially the mechanical parts) 

I hope you don't mind but I actually downloaded your boot hinges, they were a great help to filling in the scan data gaps   :D



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Posted 19 May 2021 - 05:24 AM

Thank YOU, Samie. Nice to know that the things on Grabcad are of use to someone. Now, the hinges seem to be rather popular with more than 150 downloads.

 

Look forward to your future posts.



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Posted 19 May 2021 - 08:54 AM

excellent work






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