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Re: And more help....
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 01:37:27 PM »
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What do you mean by "3D rendering"?


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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 01:40:08 PM »
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What do you mean by "3D rendering"?


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Rendering/creating/drawing 3d models for printing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 01:45:46 PM »
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Rendering/creating/drawing 3d models for printing.

Okay, just making sure.  Rendering is generally the process of turning 3D scenes or characters into a 2D image like for animated movies and such. 

What program do you think you'll use for modeling?  Usually you can get the graphic card requirements.


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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2022, 02:31:11 PM »
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Okay, just making sure.  Rendering is generally the process of turning 3D scenes or characters into a 2D image like for animated movies and such. 

What program do you think you'll use for modeling?  Usually you can get the graphic card requirements.


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Fusion360 is the plan

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2022, 02:42:00 PM »
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Fusion360 is the plan

This is the laptop i went with. I bit the bullet i guys.

Acer 15.6" Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop | Intel Core i7-11800H - 16GB RAM - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 512GB SSD

That should be more than enough.  These days, it's mostly about the graphics card.  Most of the models we make have a fraction of the triangles higher end cards can push.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2022, 02:43:48 PM »
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That should be more than enough.  These days, it's mostly about the graphics card.  Most of the models we make have a fraction of the triangles higher end cards can push.

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I figured i might as well get too much than not enough right?
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2022, 02:45:22 PM »
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I figured i might as well get too much than not enough right?

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2022, 06:31:51 AM »
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That’ll be a nice laptop but half the stuff I do is done on the road on a two year old Microsoft Surface… Fusion doesn’t always like the touch screen interface but beyond that it seems to work ok. Both of the rail cars I’ve designed and printed were principally done on the Surface.

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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2022, 01:54:03 PM »
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That’ll be a nice laptop but half the stuff I do is done on the road on a two year old Microsoft Surface… Fusion doesn’t always like the touch screen interface but beyond that it seems to work ok. Both of the rail cars I’ve designed and printed were principally done on the Surface.

same here. i model my little railroad while on the road working on the real one. thats why im starting this up. i have over 6months of the year sitting in a hotel to draw.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2022, 05:46:38 PM »
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6 months of the year?  That's a lot of hotel points!!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2022, 04:27:37 AM »
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6 months of the year?  That's a lot of hotel points!!!!!

140k at best western and 92k in my wyndham lol
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2022, 08:17:48 AM »
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I remember back in the days I was consulting.  I was gone 50 weeks out of the year.  Did it for 4 years.  Got 800,000 Hilton points.  Took the family to Hawaii for 9 days for free and still had 500k points left.

I would never do it again.  It's blood money.  Missed so many family events and birthdays.

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2022, 12:17:25 PM »
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140k at best western and 92k in my wyndham lol

Does the railroad make you pay up front and then take 30 days to pay you back?   The Govt used to do that .. I hated floating them a loan ..