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Space 1999 Prop modelling in Fusion 360

geokov

Alphans
Hello,
I am new here and not sure if this is the correct place to post these so please let me know if I should move them. I watched Space 1999 in my youth and loved it. When the Covid lockdown started, I decided to learn something new while I was stuck at home and I chose to try to learn 3D modelling with Fusion 360. After re-watching the whole series again I got inspired to build some props from Space 1999 to learn how to use the software rather than just focusing on tutorials. So I have attached some of my models including my Commlock, some of the cases they carry around, the radiation (and medical) scanner and most recently, a medical panel from the wall in sickbay with a teacup. Because my husband worked in broadcast TV in the 70's I recognized the tape cases, a Scotch brand and an Ampex which made them easier to find reference for and to model.

Medical_Case and Commlock.jpgScotch Case with Commlock.jpgRadiation Scanner on Ampex Case.jpgMedical Scanner.jpgMedical Panel and Cup.jpg
 
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mimrie

Alphans
Those look really good. Were the renders done in Fusion 360 as well?
I gave up on Fusion when they changed the terms and conditions a while back and moved over to FreeCAD though I don't do all that much in CAD software.
 

geokov

Alphans
Those look really good. Were the renders done in Fusion 360 as well?
I gave up on Fusion when they changed the terms and conditions a while back and moved over to FreeCAD though I don't do all that much in CAD software.
Thank you for the kind words. Yes, they were all rendered in Fusion 360 and I am still experimenting with backgrounds and lighting etc to improve my renderings.

At first I thought the restrictions Fusion introduced would be an issue but I have found that they do not affect my use of the software at all. Since I am just a hobby user, I use the free for personal use version. I find that I don't need more than ten active models at any time, I am usually only working on one or two models and just keep the others archived, activating them if I need them. I haven't found any other restrictions that affect my workflow but then I am also just a beginner and that could change.

:)
 
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