AutomationDirect has added new RHINO Pro DC-to-DC converters that are designed for harsh industrial environments and provide high EMC immunity, shock/vibration resistance, and thermal shock resistance. This line offers models with 150 W outputs at 12, 15, 24, or 48 Vdc, and ultra-wide input voltage ranges of 9.5-36 Vdc or 18-75 Vdc. They provide protection…
Clayoo: Modeling Clay for Rhino
Freeform and organic shape modeling can be fun. If you have the right tools. In Organic Shape Modeling for Engineers (in the June issue of Design World magazine), I wrote about several really interesting tools. One that I didn’t write about (because it wasn’t generally available in time for printing deadlines) was Clayoo, from TDM […]
Modo learns to speak NURBS
NURBS may be the standard surface representation for CAD, but that doesn’t mean they’re ideal for all design jobs. For conceptual design of organic shapes (for example, a motorcycle tank), there are certainly better choices. One surface type that’s become popular for this is the Sub-D, or subdivision surface. Modo, from Luxology, is a 3D […]
Matt’s Minute No.3 – Flatten Curved Surfaces in Rhino
In this episode of Matt’s Minute, Matt Lombard shows three ways to flatten curved surfaces in Rhino. Depending on the original surface, some methods may work better, or more accurately.