Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Digital Eldar Defense Line Section

I did some CAD work and was able to put together a nice picture of what a section of the new completed defense line will look like.

I have to admit, it looks pretty darn good.  I am anxious to see how the various 3D printers do in capturing the detail.

Below you can see a more traditional render of the section with edges highlighted.

My next step is to learn how to use Inkscape so that I can get the power fields laser cut out of colored acrylic sheets.  I may even experiment with having them engrave the powerfield with lightning effects.

Thanks for coming by and comments are always appreciated.


  1. Looking great, Spyrle. Hopefully you have better luck with Inkscape than I did. Took me a little bit to figure out a few basic things. Still working with it.

    1. Thanks. The pattern I need to make is simple to describe in Autodesk Inventor, but it does look like it will be much harder to create in Inkscape. Perhaps I will be able to find a file converter and then just change the color of the lines so that the laser will cut out the shape.

    2. And although I thought I had it licked, Inkscape got the better of me on my first laser cutting order. REMEMBER- Re-check the size of the item once you have it imported into Inkscape. I did find that using the trace function, I was able to quickly import a drawing from another program.