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monkey95Thu Dec-13-12 09:51 AM
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Hi Nick

I'm sure I wouldn't be alone in thinking it'd be really interesting to see a tutorial on modelling a part.

I can see your point that 3D would suit some parts not others (at this stage). For instance (at 1/350) small parts like top-deck pieces eg vents, lifeboat davits etc might be good but not flat decks. What about A Deck Promenade sides for Oly/Brit converions?

I will look at some of the software you mentioned - see if it's viable to learn how to use it.

One point Nick mentioned, 'crowd-sourcing', leads to another question: if accurate parts and Olympic/Brittanic conversions are in the interests of the TRMA community and beyond, then perhaps there could be a cooperative effort here. It could be about putting the community ahead of the small profit potential. One way to do this would be for TRMA members to combine to create accurate 3D models of parts, and the resulting files would be owned by TRMA. Or if the project was worldwide, the resulting files could be published as Copyleft.

Over time, these parts may be subject to revision as better information comes in, as experts and historians make criticisms and corrections.

If TRMA had the license to the 3D files, they could either sell them online or take a cut from licensing the designs to a company like Toms. If the 3D files were Copyleft, Toms or anyone else could still make and sell them, and they would otherwise be free to download.

The advantage of the cooperative model is that it's often a great way to create something for the common good, and the output is the result of the best minds at work (who may be scattered across the globe). The disadvantage is that sometimes people may have to 'donate' something of theirs to help the project - or work for free - and there is the question of who owns the resulting output. 'Copyleft'-type publishing licenses (eg Creative & Scientific Commons, GPL etc) are designed to tackle this - they are legally standing copyright licenses which mean that the resulting work is guaranteed to stay in the 'commons', and nobody can commandeer or take ownership of it (so people can contribute in good faith knowing that it will not be ripped-off by someone later). Wikipedia is a successful use of Copyleft. Having said that if 3D files were made within TRMA, then it could be agreed that TRMA own them.

Being neither a 'Grade A' Titanic expert nor a 3D modeller, I am not in a position to begin such a project, but I hope this moves the discussion forward.

Thanks
John H

  

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3D Printing [View all] , monkey95, Tue Dec-11-12 05:34 PM
  RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 11th 2012, #1
RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 12th 2012, #2
      RE: 3D Printing, Roy Mengot, Dec 12th 2012, #3
           RE: 3D Printing, William W. Young, Dec 12th 2012, #4
           RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 12th 2012, #5
                RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 13th 2012, #6
                     RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 13th 2012 #7
                          RE: 3D Printing, bpread, Dec 13th 2012, #8
                               RE: 3D Printing, Scott Andrews, Dec 13th 2012, #9
                               RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 14th 2012, #12
                                    RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Dec 14th 2012, #13
                                    RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 14th 2012, #14
                                         RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Dec 14th 2012, #15
                                    RE: 3D Printing, Scott Andrews, Dec 18th 2012, #16
                                         RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 19th 2012, #17
                                              Very nice! (nm), Scott Andrews, Dec 20th 2012, #18
                                              RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 21st 2012, #19
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 21st 2012, #20
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Dec 22nd 2012, #21
                                              RE: 3D Printing, endare, Dec 22nd 2012, #22
                                              RE: 3D Printing, ChrisCMR, Jan 29th 2013, #24
                               RE: 3D Printing, Roy Mengot, Dec 13th 2012, #10
                               RE: 3D Printing, monkey95, Dec 13th 2012, #11
                                    RE: 3D Printing, mjs28c, Jan 02nd 2013, #23
                                         RE: 3D Printing, Jason, Jan 31st 2013, #25
                                              3D Printing 1/100 Lifeboat, endare, May 20th 2015, #26
                                                   RE: 3D Printing 1/100 Lifeboat, titanicinfoseeker, May 20th 2015, #27
                                                        RE: 3D Printing, tmgarmon, Jun 02nd 2015, #28
                                                             RE: 3D Printing, William W. Young, Jun 25th 2016, #30
                                                                  3D Printed Propellers, endare, Jun 28th 2016, #31
                                                                       RE: 3D Printed Propellers, William W. Young, Jun 28th 2016, #32
                                                                            RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Josemar, Jun 29th 2016, #33
                                                                                 RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Jun 29th 2016, #34
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, William W. Young, Jul 01st 2016, #35
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Nightstriker, Mar 08th 2017, #36
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Mar 09th 2017, #37
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Zenoms, Mar 09th 2017, #38
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, endare, Mar 10th 2017, #39
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Zenoms, Mar 10th 2017, #41
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Nightstriker, Mar 10th 2017, #40
                                                                                      RE: 3D Printed Propellers, Nightstriker, Jul 14th 2017, #42
                               RE: 3D Printing, SteveFury, Jul 14th 2017, #43
                                    RE: 3D Printing, Bill West, Jul 15th 2017, #44
                                         RE: 3D Printing, endare, Jul 19th 2017, #45
RE: 3D Printing, Plutralias, Jun 23rd 2016, #29

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