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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I haven't given any thought to running lights. I imagine we'll put the on the pulpits as usual.

A note on 3D renderings:
Paulo is correct. Most designers have someone working with them who takes care of the 3D work. The 3D work takes shape from my 2D drawings that I produce in the normal design sequence....

But 3D work is not about just producing pretty pictures. We can take our 3D files an send the to a CNC shop where they can carve molds or plugs out of foam full sixe. These
tools" will be used to produce the hull, keel, rudder and deck for the boat down to the last detail. This puts a huge burden on the design today to produce design documents that take the place of many hours of hand lofting on the shop floor in order to produce full size patterns and templates for the boat. But it also unsures that a good designer today can exersize far more control over the finished product.
Bob, I did not said that NA or Architects, for that matter don't work in 3D programs and that those are not useful even if it is possible to get very good work working only in 2D if the one doing that has a capacity to see in the brain those designs in 3D, a kind of a lost science for new Architects that have been trained working directly in 3D. I think you call that : having a good eye

I was talking about nice renderings and for the ones that don't know much about CAD, it is the designs with the water, colors, land, kind of photorealistic images.

Architects that work in 3D use that kind of wire frames you are talking about and if needed, just to get a better feeling they use a very simple rendering to give a better idea of the shapes. Of course you know this, I am just trying to make it clear to all.

What I was saying is that those nice photo-realistic effects (with a landscape) are normally not made by architects but by specialists and serve mainly to have a feedback from the client or to promote the work, not for design purposes.



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