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Best tool to make simple objects?

Oct 13, 2012, 17:17 (This post was last modified: Oct 14, 2012 17:42 by Matt1995.)
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Best tool to make simple objects?

I need help with something. I have to do something in school where I have to make simple objects like laptops, speakers etc. These objects must be kept really simple, so no high detail or anything and they can't have a black outline around them.

What I wanted to know is, which tool can I create these simple objects with? They have to look smooth, they must have round edges and there cannot be an outline around them.
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Oct 13, 2012, 21:50
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RE: Best tool to make simple objects?
(Oct 13, 2012 20:46)ofnuts Wrote:  Use some 3D design software: Blender, Autodesk....

That's not really what I meant. I wanna use GIMP to do this, they showed us examples in class like the tablet that were made in Photoshop, so it should also work in GIMP
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Oct 14, 2012, 13:35 (This post was last modified: Oct 14, 2012 13:37 by rich2005.)
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RE: Best tool to make simple objects?
It might be a simple shape but anything but simple to construct. Have a good look at it.
First it is an isometric shape. Used a lot in design but Gimp is not a CAD application. Then there is the shading to enhance the sense of depth.
If you want a quick fix, one click does everything you will be disapointed.

Not impossible in Gimp but it is labourious.
[Image: o0Tg6.jpg]

A quick speaker.
First make yourself an isometric grid as a guide. Gimp does not do 'isometric'.
make a rectangular selection, skew it then save it as a path. Fill with a colour for the front.
Now for the body. Duplicate the path and move the copy to the back of the 'body' Use a plugin called path-blend (see the gimp-plugin-reg for this) to fill in with the body colour.
Then make a front panel by scaling and skewing the front path. fill with a colour.
This is when I lost interest.
Make a grid, rotate, make an elliptical selection, rotate invert & cut the selection.
A bit of shading on the top - add a layer mask, make a selection, fill with a very-very light gray which lightens the layer.

Your subject line is Best Tool To Make Simple Objects - It is much easier in Inkscape.

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