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3D Clipart Assembly
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3D Clipart Assembly

3D Clipart Assembly

In this video we look at how you can assemble clipart in the software...

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Do Nothing Machine
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Vector Creation

Vector Creation

In the first of two presentations, we will take a look at the design considerations when producing the vectors for each of the component parts, as well as the modifications needed before we start machining...

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Toolpath Creation

Toolpath Creation

Following the vector creation presentation, we take an in-depth look at all machining methods and how we manage allowances to create a fully functioning device...

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Letter Opener - 2 sided
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Vector Creation

Vector Creation

In this video we show the design steps to creating all the vectors needed to model an 'antique dagger' shaped letter opener...

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Model Creation

Model Creation

Using the vectors created in the ‘Vector Creation’ video, a complete 3D model will be produced using a range of Aspire modeling commands including the application of textures...

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Toolpath Creation

Toolpath Creation

As a good example of 2-sided machining, we will show the steps to ensure you have a perfect finished model with matching sides...

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Making Tools
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Overview

Overview

In this video we’ll discuss the idea of using a CNC to make a tool to form other material and examine some of the possible ways to do this...

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Print Block

Print Block

In this video we’ll look at the vector layout and toolpath creation to make a printing block and also a jig to hold the luggage label to be printed on...

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3D Moulded Parts

3D Moulded Parts

This video will show the steps using Aspire to create the model of a Dragon’s claw from some imported vectors and then create a two piece tool with a cavity to mold the claw model from moldable plastic...

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Wave Press Tool

Wave Press Tool

In this example we’ll create a two part press tool to form heated Solid Surface material into a wave shape for use in a candle holder...

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Bowl Press Tool

Bowl Press Tool

In this Aspire-based video we’ll show the process to create a 3D mold to form a bowl shape from heated Solid Surface material...

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Modeling a Cartoon Emblem
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Vector Drawing

Vector Drawing

In this video we show you how you can import a bitmap and then manually create the vectors to draw the key outlines ready for component creation...

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Modeling

Modeling

Taking the vectors from the vector drawing file, this video shows you how you can create the components to create a simplified, yet pleasing representation of the cartoon emblem...

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Adding Detail

Adding Detail

This video sees us reviewing the simplified version of the cartoon emblem and looking at ways we could improve it by comparing the model to the original image...

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Applications & Toolpaths

Applications & Toolpaths

Taking the final model, we apply it to a plaque and run throught the toolpath setup...

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Modeling a Revolver
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Modeling Basics

Modeling Basics

In this video we look at modeling the basic shapes to create a relief model of a revolver...

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Adding Detail

Adding Detail

In this video we start by analysing the basic model of the revolver and look at areas we could improve the original to make a new, more detailed version of the revolver...

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Modeling Texture Components
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Introduction

Introduction

In this video we’ll discuss the different types of ‘Tiles’ and the considerations when modeling each of them...

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Geometric Tiles

Geometric Tiles

In this video we’ll look at the vector creation and modeling of a geometric tile and the different effects obtained using the new ‘Create Texture Area Component’ modeling tool...

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Seamless Tiles - Vectors

Seamless Tiles - Vectors

This video will show the steps of using Aspire to create the a tile using edge matched vectors...

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Seamless Tiles- Overlapping Shapes

Seamless Tiles- Overlapping Shapes

In this example we’ll show the design and creation of a tile where the component will overlap adjacent tiles...

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Seamless Tiles - Mirrored Quadrants

Seamless Tiles - Mirrored Quadrants

In situations where tile edges are complex, mirroring the component to create the four quadrants of the master tile can often be a good solution...

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Seamless Tiles - Copied Edges

Seamless Tiles - Copied Edges

As an extension to the previous ‘Mirrored Quadrant’ presentation we will look at a neat method of copying and blending edges of a component to create a tile for use with the ‘Create Texture Area Component’ modeling tool new to Aspire 8...

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Slot Together Project
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Slot Together Project

Slot Together Project

This tutorial shows you how you can create a slot together light...

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