My X-Ray model project

Top level project lifecycle for new x-ray machine model

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project  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

3D X-ray model - my project charter

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectAs mentioned previously, my first step is to set out a project charter for how I am going to approach creating this new model of an x-ray machine. So here it is: Charter Purpose My purpose is to create a 3D model of an x-ray machine that can be sold at an online market place. Ideally it

3D x-ray model project - Phase2: Planning

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectContinuing with following a project methodology to create a model of an x-ray machine, I am working on the Planning phase. “The Planning Process Group consists of those processes performed to establish the total scope of the effort, define and refine objectives, and develop the course of action required to attain those objectives.” – A Guide to the

Control panel design for 3D x-ray model

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectJust a short post today. It’s been a busy day job-hunting without a lot on this being achieved. So I have created my folder of reference photos. As mentioned before, I find Toshiba’s Infinix a wonderfully designed piece of equipment. Obviously this is from a aesthetic perspective because I don’t have the technical knowledge to comment upon

C-arm broad design for 3D x-ray model

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi all, Below is a diagram where I have deconstructed the various photos and videos of X-Ray machine C-arms into their various components in preparation for my Blender build. Obviously there is a lot of guesswork involved, but it is all I need to go forward with this design. As you will see I have identified six

The bench design for the x-ray model

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo here we have the final part of the model draft design that helps to understand just what I will be creating in Blender. To be honest, I probably did not need to break it down to four components. The middle two could probably have been combined, but just looking at them I felt them to be

X-ray model design - floor and ceiling mounts

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectJust a quickie post for design purposes in this Blender project. I’ve made very simple designs of the floor and ceiling mounts that these things have. As per the other designs, these are based upon images taken of actual machines that I have found on the internet. There does appear to be a bit of a difference.

Let the modelling begin: the patient bench

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi folks, Well, the general designs have been made and I have a broad date set (30 June 2017). So the next thing to do is actually start work. I chose to start with the patient bench. There is an excellent reason to do this: basically, I was reasonably happy with my original patient bench and felt

Started the C-arm modelling

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectI had intended to work next on the textures for the bench, but somehow found myself fiddling with the modelling. Anyway, here is tonight’s progress against the design..   As you can see, still a fair bit to go. I’m not happy with the beginnings of the x-ray tube part. Need to redo that. Yep – the

Small example of things not working in 3D modeling #Blender

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi all, This is for those people out there who find Blender and DAZ Studio too difficult. This is for those of you who watch wonderful tutorials on YouTube, feel intimidated and say to yourself”Darn it, I’ll never be able to do that.” Yes, instead of showing some finished work of wonder, I thought I would share

Fixed those few modelling challenges  #Blender

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo yesterday at midnight I left you all having reached a point of frustration. Let’s have a look at a picture of the state of my model as exported from Blender and imported into DAZ Studio (my favourite place to render things)” So few textures and strange webs at the pointy end of my benchtop. Then one

A little work on the C-Arm of the model  #Blender

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo today I started modeling the C-arm. Only spent an hour or so due to other responsibilities (i.e. housework and spending holiday time with my daughter). So no texturing or anything fancy. Just a few basic shapes that I thought that I would share so that you can see my progress. So a side view: A view from

Lessons Learnt: Unwrapping and moving textures from #Blender to #DAZStudio

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectThis is another post where I demonstrate my mistakes and the lessons that I learnt. So yes, this post is mostly for noobs like myself who are learning Blender. The topic revolves around “unwrapping” a model, exporting it and then importing it into another application. Think of “Unwrapping” as the process where you peel the skin off

Textures for the C-arm model        #Blender #DAZStudio

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectThis is a really quick and easy process. First I will show you the end result: Nothing particularly special; mostly white. The Image Intensifier facing the x-ray tube has a black surface as per reference material. I’ve also placed a small blue line around its exterior. The x-Rray tube has a little blue sticker upon it. So

Progress with the C-arm mount interface    #Blender

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectHi folks, I have spent so much time on this little component! It’s because I’ve made several versions of the C-arm mount interface, each unsatisfactory, and then started again. And each attempt now takes me about an hour. Wow am I faster or what! So what made me so unhappy? Well, I guess that none of them

The control panel for the x-ray     #Blender

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectI shall keep it brief because once again I am up late. I have made a simple control panel in Blender as per the plan. Just a panel with some buttons and a joystick. No great detail as not really needed. Here is how the entire thing is coming together (as rendered in DAZ Studio). As a

Ceiling mount added   #Blender

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectWow! Today was amazing. It’s like suddenly something clicked and I found myself achieving more in less time. The ceiling mount took me about half-an-hour. Admittedly I did spend an additional hour beforehand studying a number of videos regarding bending stuff in Blender. The reason was that I decided to try using a Bend modifier. This is

The model of the monitor is complete  #Blender

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectWell, didn’t this go quickly? The project is almost complete; much faster than expected.  I threw together the medical monitor today. Here it is from a couple of different angles: As you can see it also has a ceiling mount. I have not placed any images on the monitor, but I have created a texture that would easily

How did I make the x-ray machine model?  #Blender

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project(Sorry – this is a repost as my database corrupted and I had to do a restore. Annoying as I had been in a hurry and had not done my normal post-post backup. Lucky I had a copy of the text.) I’m a Blender noob, so let me show how I used my simple skills to make

User Testing - finalising my model of an x-ray machine #Blender #EuroPCR

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model project

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series My X-Ray model projectSo you may remember that we started this project with an overall plan that follows the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) approach to remodel a 3D likeness of an  x-ray machine that I first modeled a year ago for a presentation at EuroPCR 2016 – the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and