it all depends on what your trying to do... that $62 model is not really a CAD file.. its for visualization, video games etc. There's no real world units of measure on it.well duh.. yes.. $62... figured that out all on your own did you?
There is way to reduce the mesh from a scan to something more manageable. or maybe you need a more powerful computer or 3D software.I can scan it for precision if required, but to try work with a mega mesh that size is not usefull. jsut need a quick reference to draw parts over to see visual effect, once thast ok, ill scan the sections in a i need and work to the segment mesh.
Thanks for a usefull answer.
Hope that $62 model works out for you.we manufacture cad models at a rate of 400 new designs a month, im intimately aware of scaling issues.. i dont even get out of bed for 62 dollars... the model will save me the 5-6 hours required to model this bike.
Im after new "fake air intakes" and a few bits where the seat and subframe come together at the tank.
Yeap, I am a glass half full guy about these things, if you automatically assume everything is shit just because it is cheap, you going to miss out on a lot of good work... we hire guys off Odesk that do fantastic moddeling at $7/h....that's a great looking 3d model. Whoever made it did a fantastic job. I've been a CAD operator all my life and that would have been some work putting together.
my industry is jewelry so scannign is still not fine enough for us, but here is a light stripe model we looked at last year in Hong Kong fair.It looks like someone had access to a good laser scanner to make a 3D model???
It's amazing how laser scanning has progressed over the years. It can save hundreds if not thousands of hours with recreating 3D models.
It is becoming more common in industrial applications for doing As built 3D models of facilities.
p.s. - more than my share of years in 3D Cadd design, lol.