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Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose.

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TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose is a 325 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the caboose that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Deluxe V21 – Caboose is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

There is something romantic about the Caboose. It conjures up all kinds of feeling about the past, about solitude and life on the rails. Many folks have a fascination with railroading and the author is no exception, so a tutorial to create such a thing seemed the perfect way to introduce new users to TurboCAD.

An HO scale wide vision Caboose, purchased from the local hobby store, will be used as the basis of the tutorial. The reader is not required to purchase one, as the author will measure and provide the required dimensions.

Within this comprehensive tutorial the reader will be led through each keystroke to produce all components of the caboose and track that is illustrated on the cover of the tutorial. The reader will learn how to create each object by manipulating 2D profiles and 3D primitive shapes. The reader will learn how to set up their drawing, how to insert standard lighting and how utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format.

Textual Creations is very pleased to announce the release of Textual Creations 100th TurboCAD tutorial – TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet.

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TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet is a 306 page fully illustrated tutorial that leads the reader through every keystroke to produce the executive jet that is pictured on the cover of the tutorial.

TurboCAD Pro V21 – Executive Jet is available on the Textual Creations Shopping Page. Sample pages are available there.

From the Introduction:

Lofting profiles in TurboCAD to create organic shapes is usually the route taken to create such things as airplanes, boats and cars. Since TurboCAD is not a NURBS based 3D modeling package it is not always easy to get the desired results and most often a user must live with a lesser degree of precision. Be that as it may, these organic shapes can be created in TurboCAD to some degree with some planning, some experimentation and a strong desire to make it happen.

The executive jet in this tutorial will be approached more like one would proceed with a modeling program than one might with precision CAD software. Much of the detail will be created by ‘tracing’ strategically positioned and scaled images. As such, a reader may find that the input data listed within the tutorial may not be exactly as what is seen on their own desktop. This does not mean that the tutorial cannot be followed, but the reader must be aware that this is the case and that they must use their data in place of what is written in the tutorial. This will become clearer as the tutorial progresses and it is not something that should cause any grief.

Those who have worked through the Textual Creation tutorial known as Airliner (from v15) will notice many similarities in this tutorial. Be that as it may, a number of areas in this tutorial are approached differently and some areas expanded upon. This tutorial also includes a short boat hull lofting lessen at the end to demonstrate a different form of lofting, one not used while creating the Executive Jet.

Within the tutorial the reader will be lead through each keystroke to produce every component of the executive jet that is illustrated on the cover of the tutorial. Aside from learning how to draw in TurboCAD, the user will learn how use materials (including UV wrapping), how to insert standard lighting and how to utilize render scene luminance. The reader will learn how to establish a render scene environment and the reader will learn how to render their drawing and save it in a high resolution image format.