DARPA competition - XC2V

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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by RAYMAN » 19 Feb 2011, 00:55

bitkar wrote:for those who want to participate, I have an obj file with a help of my buddy. Here it is. Feel free to use it. Coz the IGES is a crap and almost useless for us. (also CAM apps had lots of problems)

Folowing was converted by Inventor to STL which works in tS, but I used MeshLab to make it even better ;)
The iges format is not crap and its not useless for many of us that use Moi or Rhino.
its a very good format.......
in fact if you have an iges of that vehicle you can export into different level of detail and polygon count !
Or did you say that model iges file was a crap ?
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by marcel » 19 Feb 2011, 10:31

IGES is very specific for industry and CAD. A conversion to .obj with n-gones or quad create very good model that can be used with SDS. STL model is made with triangles. It is good for a finished object with hight poly count, not for SDS or edit. If you don't need to edit the model for this challenge you can use a STL.
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by bitkar » 22 Feb 2011, 09:34

RAYMAN wrote:
bitkar wrote:for those who want to participate, I have an obj file with a help of my buddy. Here it is. Feel free to use it. Coz the IGES is a crap and almost useless for us. (also CAM apps had lots of problems)

Folowing was converted by Inventor to STL which works in tS, but I used MeshLab to make it even better ;)
The iges format is not crap and its not useless for many of us that use Moi or Rhino.
its a very good format.......
in fact if you have an iges of that vehicle you can export into different level of detail and polygon count !
Or did you say that model iges file was a crap ?
Peter
you are right. but I meant that one exported by Local Motors, not in general. Coz truespace had big difficulties reading it and it had enormous complexity. But ok, iges export for tS is not ideal. But Pro-Engeneer and other pure CAD/CAM apps had very big, even bigger than tS, difficulties reading it. - I was asking my friends who are or are studying engineering, to convert it for me. It took two ppl with expensive professional CAD/CAM apps two hours to convert it for me. The only app that could work with this file was the Inventor. So i got the STL, that tS can read without problems (and meshlab too).
btw: IGES is quite old format, as I know. Newer and better is STEP. ;)
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by Dragneye » 24 Feb 2011, 03:45

Thank YOU bitkar for the effort! I also am trying this contest and had no way to use this file... until now.

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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by theuns » 28 Feb 2011, 20:05

sounds like my kind of challenge, would love to design a light scout vehicle, thanks for the heads up, going over to have a look ;)
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by bitkar » 01 Mar 2011, 09:54

iam not sure if i will make it on time, iam too busy now :-/
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by theuns » 01 Mar 2011, 15:52

me too, saw that it ends the 3rd already :( didn't see the challenge soon enough... *sigh*
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by Dragneye » 02 Mar 2011, 01:58

Yeah, I doubt I will make the deadline also.

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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by Finis » 23 Mar 2011, 00:29

Winner announced: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/ ... e-contest/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Winning entry: http://www.local-motors.com/entry.php?e=3353" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I like this one: http://www.local-motors.com/entry.php?e=3219" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: DARPA competition - XC2V

Post by jamesmc » 23 Mar 2011, 01:15

So much talent out there. :bananadevil:
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