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Old 04-03-2008, 10:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You should do the following :

1 - Get 4 ecomodders to chip in $20 for the 5 download registration ($79)
2 - Download your car "for free" and one car for each ecomodder that pitched in.
3 - Model their cars using your software, any way they want ... UNTIL THE END OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmmmm, maybe it's not worth it for you.

EDIT: Here's the one I want (modded into a wagon, of course) :


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It's tempting.... But it's my time -I don't want to ostracize myself because my unreliable schedule at the moment. That, and if it turns out these models are crap.... That would suck, a lot.

Maybe in the not so distant future though

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Old 04-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Actually I'm working on that very model.
It is a very detailed model, but is missing the supension and engine pieces.
So far, the only things that I have done to the model is add the VW logo to the front of the car. ( The outside of the car is pretty much finished as is. It even has the wipers modelled. )
I would have started working on some other pieces of the car, but I do not have reference to go from. ( So it would be a waste of time since I have no idea what I'm supposed to be modelling. )
What I am needing is an image of the suspension of the car, as well as what the inside of the engine bay looks like. Anyone have a picture of the underside of a TDI Jetta ?

Also, I believe we spoke over at the other ( gassavers) forum concerning your Saturn model CarloSW2.
I will need to get my liscense back for my 3D program since I'm having some issues there, but when I do I'd like to do some mods. with your Saturn model.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey, .cD

What format do you have that model in?
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What format do you need ?

I believe the original format was .DXF .

" ChrstphrR " over at the gassavers forums kindly converted the file to .3ds

I currently have it as a .obj

I haven't opened the file in months. ( Ever since the hard drive problems )

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Hey guys, Actually I'm working on that very model.
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Also, I believe we spoke over at the other ( gassavers) forum concerning your Saturn model CarloSW2.
I will need to get my liscense back for my 3D program since I'm having some issues there, but when I do I'd like to do some mods. with your Saturn model.
Coolio, now I remember. If you did that, then other Saturn S-Series Ecomodders could benefit. I may take you up on that!!!!!!!!!

I wonder if you could model a "generic suspension/belly pan" that would at least give you a starting point for "the messy air" coming from under the car.

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Old 04-04-2008, 12:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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( cfg83 ) So you have the model with you now, or are you just considering purchasing it ?

There is a free, easy to learn 3D program called wings3d . Give it a try you'll get hooked !

www.wings3d.com

Just import the model into the program and have at it !

If you have the model with you, just PM me and I'll try and get to it when i install the new drive.

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Old 04-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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What format do you need ?

I believe the original format was .DXF .

" ChrstphrR " over at the gassavers forums kindly converted the file to .3ds

I currently have it as a .obj

I haven't opened the file in months. ( Ever since the hard drive problems )
Anything that solidworks can open

If you've got the dxf, it looks like I can open that... I don't think I can open a .obj or .3ds though The best format, for me, would be .sldprt (solidworks part)... I'll take anything though - if I can't open it, I can probably find someone who can and have them convert it.... Send me a PM
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So... I've got some files Thanks

But holy fudge nuggets! It's huge! (that's what she said)

It's going to take some work to make this usable (for me)... My computer doesn't have the memory to deal with this thing But, once I've got it sorted out - I'll start some CFD... Moving ground, spinning wheels, everything. That might take awhile - some big deadlines for the HPV are coming up (presentation for the class next Tuesday - competition near the end of the month!).
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Oh man... Excited!








I made it 1/12 scale - for some reason that made it much easier for my machine to handle. It lags, a lot - and it looks distorted at distance - but it's good

Now I need to make some underbelly channels and such and then work on developing channels for internal flow. I may just skip the air inlets and use it for relative comparison for modifications

Oh, and when I get to it (that is, cut extrude and make a surface)... I'll get the actual frontal area


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Hey buddy... Don't forget about your TDI cousin.

BTW If you want to make the trip over to tower 2 my main desktop has solidworks, a 3200+ and 3 gigs of ram

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