From 3D Model to Concept Car

3D Model to Concept CarBefore products are introduced to the public, the product developers often make a 3D model so that they can see how the concept will appear when finished. These cell phone manufacturers, toy makers, and vehicle designers use these small-scale replicas of the concept to study before the actual object goes into production.

There are many ways to create a 3D model. These include using mathematical equations, pen and pencil, or through the use of a computer. Game creators started using these images to develop their products before computers started recording and using real time to create these new images. These early designers called their images “sprites”.

Not only are 3D models used in the video game industry, but also in industrial fields for research. These models include the body part models for the medical industry, the science community’s chemical compound models, and building, landscape, and automobile models for architects and engineers. There has also been a recent introduction of a 3D model with geographical features to the science community.

The 3D model is usually created in two different forms, the solid model and the boundary model. If you are creating a solid model you are trying to show the actual size and shape of the object. These are the types that are used mostly in the medical and engineering fields; therefore, the hardest to make. If you are making a boundary model you are trying to show the surface of the object only. These are easier to construct and are usually done by using computer graphics. The media and art fields usually use these kinds of 3D models. Read the rest of this entry »

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Selecting Tires For Your Hybrid Car

First time hybrid car users may still be quite a bit unfamiliar with the new and innovative hybrid car tire designs. When you are planning on replacing your hybrid car tires, remember to pick the low-rolling resistance tire models.

Experts know that the low-rolling resistance tires are as groundbreaking as the hybrid car design itself. Major tire manufacturers are now riding the wave by coming up with new designs to meet the increasing demand for hybrid automobiles. This means that consumers have to look for new low-rolling resistance tire designs that are available at tire store centers.

But before we go any further, have you any idea what low-rolling resistance tires are all about? The name low-rolling resistance tires is derived from the measurement taken as the tire rolls on the surface of the road. The longer the tire rolls at a given rate, the lower the resistance it encounters hence the name low-rolling resistance tire.

A great improvement in the automotive industry, these innovative tires greatly lessen the power required to move a car along a given distance compared to those outfitted with conventional designs. With a significant reduction in the energy utilized to move the vehicle, fuel efficiency is optimized for hybrid cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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