- Top level project lifecycle for new x-ray machine model
- 3D X-ray model – my project charter
- 3D x-ray model project – Phase2: Planning
- Control panel design for 3D x-ray model
- C-arm broad design for 3D x-ray model
- The bench design for the x-ray model
- X-ray model design – floor and ceiling mounts
- Let the modelling begin: the patient bench
- Started the C-arm modelling
- Small example of things not working in 3D modeling #Blender
- Fixed those few modelling challenges #Blender
- A little work on the C-Arm of the model #Blender
- Lessons Learnt: Unwrapping and moving textures from #Blender to #DAZStudio
- Textures for the C-arm model #Blender #DAZStudio
- Progress with the C-arm mount interface #Blender
- The control panel for the x-ray #Blender
- Ceiling mount added #Blender
- The model of the monitor is complete #Blender
- How did I make the x-ray machine model? #Blender
- User Testing – finalising my model of an x-ray machine #Blender #EuroPCR
Some of you may remember that around this time last year I designed a 3D model of an X-ray machine that my brother-in-law used in a presentation at an international conference in Paris. At the time I was really struggling with my eyes and I was very dissatisfied with the outcome, despite the good reception it received in Paris. So one of my projects while unemployed is to create a new, better model. I will do this in Blender and probably render it in DAZ Studio (though I am also tempted to try it in the Unreal Engine or Unity). Maybe I can sell it on TurboSquid or Renderosity? I might also explore using programming in Python or C# to add animations for different engines.
Years ago I learnt a methodology for projects (and I guess this is a project) and I have used that methodology for most of the professional projects I have managed over the years – but never in my personal life. It’s called PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). I remembered that when I took my courses in this at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) we had this tutor who told us how she used this methodology for everything – EVERYTHING! So I figured “why not?” and I have adapted it to this task of mine.
So here is a little diagram explaining how I will go about it. I have had to customise it a bit due to the nature of the project, but at least it will keep my mind fresh in the method for if any employer finally decides to hire me. I will try to then follow this and document my progress on the blog. Be aware though, that I will be multitasking with my writing and my programming and so on. This way I won’t go mad when I have entire days to fill, especially now as my eyes are really good (at last!)
Best wishes all.
PS: this nifty pic of my plan was made in MS PowerPoint.