XP 55 AirPlane Moi3d/EIAS


#1

Hey guys, Been working on a model that I’ve always found interesting looking, a curtis wright xp 55 experimental plane(1950’s or so?).
I’ve been building it in Moi3d. I think Im about finished with the main body shape… wings are just temporary at this point.
Let me know what you think so far!
thanks
Mike Fitz


#2

Hi Mike,

looks great so far! I have seen your W.I.P also at the MoI forum (i´m currently evaluating MoI…:-))

Regards
Stefan


#3

Hey Stefan thanks for the reply! I am just hoping to finish the model!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com


#4

Hi Mike,

Looks pretty good so far. T cockpit window area has a lot of nicely rounded edges. This is going to be very cool.


#5

Hi Mike,
Nice model. Was it rendered in Moi3D? I like the green material. Is it an EI material?

Mike (Buggsy)


#6

It’s nice. I like the shape of it.


#7

Hey guys, thanks for taking the the time to reply!

Buggsy - the model was exported from moi3d as obj files, a quick run through transporter and into EIAS for rendering.
Will post more as I go.
thanks!
Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com


#8

To quote one of my wife’s favorite characters… “Impressive. Most impressive.”

I’m not familiar with the aircraft, but it is a very cool design.

Ross


#9

Very nice Mike!
Keep posting your progress, it’s always interesting to see your work.
I don’t know if you have lots of reference pictures but here are some links:
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraftsearch=Curtiss%20XP-55%20Ascender&distinct_entry=true
http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/p-55/p-55_walk.shtml


#10

hey guys thanks for the comments. all are very appreciated!

Richard, thanks for the links. One of them, from the higher angle could have come in handy when I was putting the rear air intake together. I had to follow the reference from a model airplane kit and it was exactly as it is on my model. But it does not reflect the real piece, which I may go back now and remodel.
thanks for the links!
Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com


#11

Hey guys, slowly getting around to getting more of the model built.
here is a screen cap from Moi3d
Thanks!
Mike Fitz


#12

That’s super cool. I want one. :slight_smile:


#13

I’m sure you saw the missing rivet behind the cockpit window and already made the correction…
Keep it up, it’s looking great! :thumbsup:


#14

Hi Mike,

your airplane is coming along really nice! I´ve also finished the eval. phase of MoI and now i´m a happy MoI user too :slight_smile: It´s such a nice peace of software and was the reason why i installed Windows on my Mac. Michael Gibson rocks too!

Keep up the great work and happy modeling,

Stefan


#15

Hey guys, thanks for the words! very encouraging and helping me keep going with the model.
Rick! dont put the pressure on me!!! hahaha.

Stefan, I completely agree about your take on Moi3D. very ez to use. Happy about your move on adding moi3d to your software list!

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com


#16

At the risk of incurring Brian’s wrath:).
It’s a while since I looked at MOI, has layers been added?
That is one of the things I like best about EIM, the implementation of the layers window.
It makes the construction of anything but the simplest model so much easier.
Michael.


#17

I love the EIM layers window. Really quick organization and you always knew the relationships of all the objects in your model. The icons were really quite recognizable as well.


#18

Hi Michael,

i hope i don´t risk it either with this small video i found on the net.

http://tapetube.com/2009/10/importing-iges-into-modo-moi-3d/

As you can see it show the new layer functions in V2 and also the beautiful meshing options, in case you like to bring in your model into a polygon modeler.

Regards
Stefan


#19

yes, layers and much more are in v2. give Moi3d a shot. Its pretty good, esp. for the price.

Mike Fitz
www.3dartz.com


#20

Don’t want to pressure you Mike but… Any development you like to share? :slight_smile: