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3d modelling a mouse

Discussion in 'Hobby Engineering' started by psychobunny, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. psychobunny

    psychobunny Member

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    I have one of these mice https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Mouse/ECO600#ov and i'm looking to get a somewhat accurate 3d model of it so i can use the model as a negative cutting tool for a sticy on pinky rest.

    anyone got any thoughts on how i can do this at home?
     
  2. CQGLHyperion

    CQGLHyperion Member

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    https://www.3dflow.net/3df-zephyr-free/

    I believe the free version is limited by how many photos you can use. I guess you then import it into some other 3D software to do the negative of it.
     
  3. PheonixV2

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    If you're handy with 3D modelling, you can import planar pictures of it (front, back, top, side) into Solidworks/Fusion etc and trace the curves from that using surfaces

    Or if you want to save having to model the whole mouse, you can use a contour gauge (like what carpenters etc use for fitting skirting boards) and then trace the exact spots you need and link those curves
     
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  4. Butcher9_9

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    I use Fusion 360 , its very powerful. you can import images in that as well to use for reference.

    If you have not modeled stuff before modeling such a complex geometry will be a bit of a steep learning curve. But no harm in giving it a shot, not a bad skill to have.
     

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