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LogoFreak

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3D model
« on: October 18, 2021, 12:33:40 PM »

Would anyone be interested in having a 3D model of a Catalina 34 mk1.5? Iím getting a quote for having a company scan my boat for purposes of designing things in CAD. The cost is not prohibitive (depending on point of view). Once I have an exact quote I will update, but wanted to know if there are a few people interested in splitting the cost.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 ďPolonaiseĒ
Hull number 1179

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Re: 3D model
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 05:54:15 AM »

Hey Logo,

Iím not sure that scanning would end up giving you a useful model because this usually only produces surfaces. Most of these canít easily be separated into their constituent parts. So, for example you wouldnít be able to select and hide each cabinet.

It would be better to build the model from scratch using a set of very accurate measurements. This would not be cheap.

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glennd3

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Re: 3D model
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 03:14:26 PM »

Maybe
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LogoFreak

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Re: 3D model
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 10:51:15 AM »

Hey Logo,

Iím not sure that scanning would end up giving you a useful model because this usually only produces surfaces. Most of these canít easily be separated into their constituent parts. So, for example you wouldnít be able to select and hide each cabinet.

It would be better to build the model from scratch using a set of very accurate measurements. This would not be cheap.

Iím not planning to scan the interior at all, I see little to no use for it. My main focus is on the exterior. That is where most of us from time to time have ideas on adding or modifying things. Having an accurate 3D model that you can measure angles and dimensions would simplify and save a lot of time.

It is also very useful for creating whatever it is you want on a computer and easily being able to visualize it is a big help, often I go thru the trouble of making mock-ups but once in the boat I donít like how it looks.

I would haul out my boat and have a local company that specializes in 3D scanning scan the entire hull and deck. Dodger would be removed as well, so that the deck could be captured.
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 ďPolonaiseĒ
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Re: 3D model
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2021, 07:45:47 PM »

Iíve considered laser scanning the rudder in order to make molds for a replacement, but outside of that, Iím not sure what Iíd find useful. What specific areas are you most interested in capturing?
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Re: 3D model
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 10:20:50 PM »

For one I intend to build a custom hard dodger, something that would be nice to design on a computer first. Bowsprit, possibly a solar arch. I see the value in it. Iím not trying to convince anyone here, only offering the opportunity to have a 3D scan of a Catalina 34 to do whatever you want with it.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 ďPolonaiseĒ
Hull number 1179
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