Oh woah! Wow!
Your explanation about center of gravity makes so much sense.
As an artist, this is something I studied extensively in figure drawing and animation. Different application but same principle.
Also something I've experienced deeply in yoga / movement arts / modeling.
It is extremely exciting that I could potentially build designs by further enhancing my mind / body connection, in this method you mention of 'free body'.
I would definitely sign up for a class on that!
Orin Raichart wrote:
sure! I like the basic assignment idea....are you seeing this as a single huge thread for each person to post their completed task or multiple threads, as in each person posts one long thread for all their completed assignments?
I think either way would work!
One large thread just for basic assignments would work well for beginners to suss out issues and ask for advice and gain encouragement from others.
I could also see each person who is committed to learning FreeCAD creating their own personal project thread, and in a way might eventually showcase a particular style / skill that others might like enough to hire them or collaborate with them. 🍯
Before being able to brainstorm on a basic assignment list ;
I'm trying to fully grasp the benefit of FreeCAD for WL.
Creating 3D models, even for those super experienced - still takes an investment of time, whereas pen and paper will always be faster.
The pen and paper and measurements (or reference photos with measurements) are necessary as a first step for FreeCAD, in terms of modifying pre-existing structures.
Often 3D models (outside of just art / animation) have a particular utility to manufacture parts - but I don't think the goals / ethos of WL is aimed at 3D printing or CNC machines.
Potential Use Cases :
1. Designing completely new structures , like in terms of Ant Village or Deep Roots people. (Which makes sense why you and Grey are invested in this program.) ( Could be done with pen and paper.)
2. Designing potential structures, and asking for engineering or systems advice from other Permies more experienced in particular areas. ( Could be done with pen and paper.)
3. Using current working builds / systems , transferring into FreeCAD and offering those completed and tested designs into build-plans online ( for sale ? profits to WL and/or designer/builder ? )
4. Using someone else's 2D blueprints to transfer into FreeCAD, for the original 2D designer. (For people who are good at designing but not good at FreeCAD - but want to utilize a 3D model.)