Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Making 3-D models of your rockets

(If you know how to use 3-D modeling tools, you can hit your 'back' button now.)

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.