Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Making 3-D models of your rockets
That is the subject of Issue 261 of the Apogee Newsletter (find it here). In this issue, Tim walks you through the steps to draw a 3-D rocket model in Google Sketchup. At the moment, RockSim 9 is nicely handling all my 3-D rocket drawing for me. However, there have been times when I wanted to draw a 3-D model in Sketchup just for the sake of doing so. It turns out I don't find 3-D drawing tools very intuitive and generally don't spend much time on the instructions or tutorials. Thus, I have muddled around and expended tons of effort to get a poor result. Next time I get the urge, I'll use this newsletter to get a jump start.