@moojoe Ok, I’ll look for an used one then. And yeah, I used to view the 2012 video tutorials and I never felt any significant difference with the learning.
Oh yes, I know :P But I was talking about the alphanumerical display. Each character has 11 LEDs so assembling all 88 of them (plus 7 for the middle digit) would be a pain in the backside :P That’s why I did a single digit on the sketch mode and created a pattern. They don’t have any “individuality” but I think that was the fastest way to go for that amount of detail.
Well, I mentioned CFD because I was looking at the Autodesk website these days and saw that they have a CFD software, but I didn’t check the minimum specs up till now… My computer would barely handle it, so maybe I will have to ditch the CFD after all :P Wow, never thought there would be a CDF subreddit! I’ll look for it later.
Well, I tried again and didn’t find anything, and as impatient as I am, I decided to add the decals on the parts and simply create multiple button parts :P There are still more decals that I want to do, but I suck at creating images so they’ll have to wait because I’ll need help from my brother to create them. Most of the steering wheel controls are in place, I just want to add two more buttons that most cars have but are missing on mine and add the multifunction middle switch.
By the way Zach, if you did model your own display, how does it look after you render it? I created that polycarbonate cover you told me about, but now when I render it the LEDs look like they’re all turned off. I tried to play around with the settings of both the LEDs and the polycarb cover, but couldn’t get it to work.
And if I understood the last question correctly, I study civil engineering, but want to change to mechanical engineering next semester :P
Here’s a non-rendered image of the wheel so far: