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Old 07-31-2020, 06:46 AM
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Making computer generated designs

Hi guys,


Had a quick look on search but didn't find excatly what I was looking for.
I would like to know if there is a video tutorial about making computer generated designs, i.e. using something like JASC Paint Shop Pro.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:46 PM
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I would strongly recommend not using PSP. I started out using PSP to do the texture work on my first few models. The biggest issue is to get them to a printable standard required multiple conversions of the files which in turn resulted in serious degradation in the image quality.


I now use Blender to create the model designs which has an export to paper model option. If you are feeling creative you can also use Blender to texture and render the model you are working on but I could never get my head round it so now use Inkscape for all texturing work.


The results are miles better than anything I could produce using PSP and is actually far easier as it doesn't require files to be constantly converted.


There are countless Youtube videos showing you how to use Blender to build models of varying complexity.


E.g current model I am working on of the MCRN Scirroco






Once you have the model built in blender use the export paper model option and export it as an .SVG file


You can then directly open the file inside Inkscape and start adding textures and details to the model before either printing directly or exporting as a .PDF file


One side of the model, exported and textured






Again a quick search of Youtube will bring up countless videos of how to use Inkscape. If you're used to PSP it will take a bit of getting used to but a combination of trial and error and Youtube videos will guide you in the right direction.


Any questions feel free to ask.
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You raised a huge topic... Maybe be a little specific about what you are trying to do? There is too much to say on this.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:04 AM
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If your background is ships, then Freeship is a good choice. It is dated, but works pretty good and provides the views we are used to.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:43 AM
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I would like to know if there is a video tutorial about making computer generated designs, i.e. using something like JASC Paint Shop Pro.
Your question is too broad, please define what you mean by "computer generated designs" (complete paper models? 2D plans? textures? instructions?). Or at least give some examples of what you wish to accomplish.
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