Some of you will remember that I was working on a winch tutorial for TurboCAD platinum 2020. It is now available. Rendering is done in TurboCAD with LightWorks.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the Winch components, with the exception of some downloaded standardized parts, illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to created a cutaway view, apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

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I found a great Three-Jaw Chuck model on GrabCAD that I though looked like a great candidate for a tutorial, so requested permission to use it as the basis for the first TC2020 Textual Creations tutorial. Lots of interesting things to be modeled, so well worth the effort, in my opinion. Be sure to check out the tutorial intro on YouTube

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the Three-Jaw Chuck components illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

This ATV is based on the Russian Sherp that has become so popular. I thought it was a very cool vehicle and would make for a great tutorial. Although it looks quite simple, it does offer some challenges with its angled design and its many workplane considerations.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the ATV components illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s awesome tools. Aside from modeling, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format.

I hope you like the render and find the tutorial well worth the effort.

Not so long ago I had someone ask me if I had a two-story house tutorial that looked not only at modeling the structure but also at drawing creation, including things like elevation and hatching. I realized that it had been a while since I created a comprehensive tutorial for this type of thing so I began to ponder what I wanted to model and spend time on. It struck me that my grandchildren where coming to the age where a playhouse in the back yard might be welcome. With that in mind I decided that a shed/playhouse combo might be just the thing to cover many architectural things and satisfy a grandpa’s imagination. Low and behold, a little while later, a new tutorial. I hope you like the renders and I hope you enjoy the tutorial should you choose to take if for a spin.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the Shed-Playhouse components illustrated on the tutorial cover utilizing many of TurboCAD’s architectural tools. The viewer will also learn how to create six drawing sheets using viewports and drafting palette objects. Aside from the model and drawing creation, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format and print their drawing to PDF.

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Another design that made its way to a tutorial is the attached bench vise. Aside from modeling and rendering I thought it would make a good candidate for a poster illustration, so that too became part of the tutorial. I hope that you enjoy the render and poster, and I hope that you enjoy the tutorial if you decide to pick it up and give it a whirl.

Within the tutorial the viewer will be led through each keystroke to produce all the bench vise components illustrated on the tutorial cover, with the exception of a couple of small fasteners. The viewer will also learn how to create a poster sized illustration using gradient fill and numerous drafting palette objects. Aside from the model and poster creation, the viewer will learn how to apply materials, establish standard and luminance lighting and create a render scene environment. The reader will also learn how to render their model and save it in a high-resolution image format and print their poster to PDF. Additionally, the viewer will be shown some PhotoShop methods to enhance their TurboCAD produced poster.