These movies cover some techniques for importing background images and mapping them on 3D shapes, using data from a 3D digitizer, and recreating objects from a point cloud.
Digitize ( 2.35 minutes) illustrate the basic steps for digitizing a boat hood, exporting it to TouchCAD, skinning and unfolding it, and exporting the result as a ready to cut file in DXF-AAMA format. For further information regarding the hardware used, click here.
Background Image Modeling ( 7.43 minutes) illustrates how to model a 3D shape based on three in-scale background images. The model is a sheet metal based ventilation component.
Reversed Engineering (NEW 5.48 minutes). illustrates some techniques how to recreate already existing objects and converting them into unfoldable objects.
Image import ( NEW 9.55 minutes) Shows the new Background image features. Shows how to import an image, make sure that it is in-scale relative to the 3D model, how to scale, rotate, skew, and deform it. It also shows how to position the image relative to the 3D model and relative to other images to allow creation of 3D models based on more than one image.