Classes > Computer Design
The purpose of this class is to learn how to design, model, animate, simulate, etc, using computer aided design software.
For my final project, I'm going to use several tools, first, I want to use free/open-source tools if possible (I think it is), and second, I'm used to some ways of work more than others.
My plan is to use:
So I first designed the outline of one of the structure's sides using LibreCAD. The walls will be 1mm aluminium, as their 3D form will be a simple extrusion, designing this is in 2D is perfect for this purpose, and also for fabrication using a CNC mill.
Then I moved to OpenSCAD to put the walls together and add some structure support. With OpenSCAD is very easy to make design blocks using modules, so I first extruded a wall, then put the walls together, then created a structure support, and so on.
The current DXF and OpenSCAD files here:
Then I tried to make a small animation using Blender. I just imported the OpenSCAD-generated STL into Blender, added some materials, lights, and made a simple animation moving the camera around.