Sunday, December 25, 2011

SketchUp Animation - "Erection of a Shed" [Updated]

The following is an animation depicting a simplified process of erecting a steel structure shed.

I didn't detail the process of casting the foundations (the process of which can be found here). Most of the steel members are CHS (circular hollow section) and their sizes were selected based on my drafting experience.

For a simple structure like this, structural connections are mostly welding.

I uploaded the 3D model of this animation to 3D Warehouse. Click image below to download.

Friday, December 16, 2011

SketchUp Animation - "Newton Pendulum & Gear Cogs"

If they can be output as animated GIF, on this page and that page, why not make them an animation? :-) Proper Animation plugin can be found here. Smooth Step Animation, here. And VirtualDub here.

And below are the 3D models I uploaded to 3D Warehouse, click on image to access 3D Warehouse:

SketchUp Animation - "Assembling A Shelving Unit"

This is a short clip showing how to assemble a shelf. Again, this model was created by SketchUp, animated by Propoer Animation plugin, output as still images by Smooth Step Animation plugin and put together as animation by VirtualDub.

Proper Animation plugin can be found on this page. Smooth Step Animation, that page, and VirtualDub on that page. I also uploaded the model to 3D Warehouse, click on image below to download.

SketchUp Animation - "Casting of a RC Pad Footing" [Updated]

Below is this blog's first animation, modeled and animated by Google SketchUp, which illustrates a simplified process of casting a reinforced concrete pad footing foundation.

In the animation, the footing reinforcement is laid in such a way to show the placement and arrangement of main (red) and transverse (green) rebar, which in technical drawings are normally depicted by lines and dots respectively (thought in the case of a square footing like this, main and transverse rebar are normally the same).

In common practice, the bar-bender will tie main and transverse rebar to form a "basket" before lower the whole thing into the pit and formwork.

I gave an outline to all elements in the model so they have better appearance. I also removed the green, red and blue from the rebar and modified some of the subtitle texts. Below is the improved version:

I uploaded the model to 3D Warehouse, click on image below to download from 3D Warehouse.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jalan Hang Tuah Pedestrian Bridge (2)

Some of the following photos have been sitting in my hard disk for a while. They were shot in mid 2010 and I've completely forgotten them until I run a full system backup recently. I'm re-posting the related illustration on top of each pic.

Click on image to enlarge, and for more info about the pedestrian bridge, see that page.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Simple Method Statement

Below is a simple method statement about casting of a reinforced concrete pad footing. It's derived from my SketchUp animation, here. Click on image to enlarge.

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