Tutorial DVD's: (Latest releases at the top)
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"Modeling with MODO, Volume Four - Details!" - A TWO-DVD set
$45 plus $5 shipping
Two scale aircraft projects illustrate a variety of methods to extarpolate scale information from less-than-ideal documentation, and then to create all kinds of details, including an internal structure, cabin and cockpit detail, interior and exterior lighting, basic rigging for animation, and more. Several other scene files and tutorials, including the complete T-38 file, and a huge library of parts you can use in your own models.
Purchase ALL FOUR "Modeling with MODO" Volumes for $150 total - Save $15
"Modeling with MODO, Volume Three - Jets!"
$40 plus $5 shipping
As you can tell from the title, this DVD focuses on the creation of modern jet aircraft. I've included examples of fighter, bombers, business jets, and two major airliner projects. The same techniques apply to any modeling subject, so even if you're not an aircraft fanatic, I think you'll find a large variety of information that may improve your results.
"Modeling with MODO, Volume Two"
$40 plus $5 shipping
Right brain/Left brain…
First, a very large aircraft project focusing on the construction of the King Air B200 model, as well as a variety of systems, including animated versions of the de-ice system, fire suppression system, heating/cooling system, fuel system, and a fully-animated cockpit.
And, something completely different…
A variety of large, organic visualizations for other artists, making extensive use of MODO's sculpting and painting tools. Several model and scene files are included too, in LXO format.
"Modeling with MODO, Volume One"
$35 plus $5 shipping
A huge variety of projects, from museum scale aircraft, to architectural visualizations, organic art, displacement exercises, future gadgets and vehicles, boolean operations, and modeling with spline cages. Several model and scene files are included too, in LXO format.
"CAD for Modelers, Volume Two"
"CAD for Modelers, Volume One"
$35 plus $5 shipping for BOTH
Recommended for those NOT familiar with 3D tools. This two-volume series was produced to introduce and explain the basic uses of 3D in the design and modeling process, and includes an explanation of basic modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation techniques. It's generic in nature, so that users of different software packages can get started with the tutorials and files. (Included files are in DXF format.)
These two tutorials will be replaced by an updated version this year, which is why I'm offering the special price. They're still valid as introductions to 3D, but are starting to show their age, technology-wise.
"How to Do Everything, Volume One"
$30 plus $5 shipping
Advanced tutorials and reference information for those interested in the design and fabrication of flying, radio-controlled models and UAV's. Includes aerodynamics, structures, weight prediction, material selection, plug and mold making, composite fabrication, including vacuum bagging. Also includes the entire contents of my archive site at nextcraft.com.
Specific information for those designing and fabricating flying, radio-controlled models:
"How to do Everything", Volume One
(Design Methods for Molded Composite Products)
Multimedia DVD includes Research, Design, CAD/3D Tools, Plug & Mold Design and Fabrication, Vacuum Bagging, Movies, Data, and Assorted Building Tips.
Click here for a preview movie of the "How to do Everything", Volume One DVD. (QuickTime™, 2.5MB)
The title, "How to do Everything" is meant to be humorous, and I don't portray myself as some "super guru". If you've enjoyed the content on my site, then you'll like the DVD. The content on the DVD is better, in some cases, since I can include larger, uncompressed photos and movies. Since I've often been forced to adapt methods to work on a limited budget, I think you'll appreciate the many options in each section that you can use when time and/or money is a problem. This information is applicable to any composite field, including aircraft, automobiles, boats, surf boarding and snow boarding, etc..
Since this disk is more of a "library" than a "video", it's smarter to produce it as a DVD, rather than a "movie". The HTML-based navigation system makes browsing this DVD the same as viewing a web site, except faster. Of course, you can also browse the files manually. For comparison... The entire content of my NextCraft™ web site at the time this DVD was created was about 300 MB, and all of it is included. The DVD also contains over 200 MB of additional information, images and movies, that were not published on the site. (Bonus!).