Friday, February 27, 2009

Son of a ...

Damn. Out at the shop working on the contours of the tele-type body and got ahead of myself without saving some very important lines as a reference file. SO... now I must go back to the beginning of the wireframe modeling. Basically starting over from the 2d state of the drawing. I was pissed, but Don was glad that I would have to do all of the steps over again.

I put a fillet (rounded edge of the body) on before I applied the contours and that just don't fly! Don and I are working on getting a PC at my house that will run the software so I don't have to make the trek out to the shop in Venus everytime I want to do work. This will help tremendously with the time it takes to get work done and my learning curves.

I guess I'll chalk it up to experience gained...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cars and Guitars...

Yesterday Don and I went to the Dallas car show to see what's new and get some inspiration. I like to use the lines of the cars to inspire what could be cool on the guitars. We both agree that the Camaro is great, but the Challenger takes the cake with it's less is more approach. No useless embellishments or chrome port whatchamacallits with no purpose (see the new Taurus for that), just clean simple retro-futuristico.

After the show we headed to the shop and Don finished up a Jazz Blaster for SRV friend Rocky Athas of Black Oak Arkansas fame, and I resumed work on modeling the Tele body for Brett.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


It's been a couple of week since I posted last, but in that time there's been lots of learnin' for me. I'm a graphic artist by trade, so using 3d modeling software comes with a bit of a learning curve. Unlike 2d Adobe software like Illustrator or Photoshop RhinoCad is anal to the point of perfection. There can be no imperfections and there is no tolerance. So I'm learning a new software, new concepts and patience, as well.

The tele-style guitar is shaping up, though, as I've got the body modeled up and will be applying the contours and creating pockets and pickguard soon. Oh, I quess I should do the headstock, too.

More soon!