Some Random Plug Making Questions

AutoCAD & Bare bones Plug

Hey all, two quick questions. First off, being a student engineer, I am very familiar with, and have a copy of AutoCAD (2005). Can I use that to make ships? I'm also learning Inventor, VIZ and the Civil Package. Any of those work? Also, I recall there being a "bare bones" data file with just the basic stuff needed to make Nova run. Does anyone have that? I want to do some experiments without having to deal with the universe.
Cheers.

No idea about the first.

For the second, have a look for 'Absolute Minimum' on the Ambrosia add-ons page under EVN Utilities.

If AutoCAD can render sprites with at least 36 frames of animation, yes. You'd have to render the ship(s) from 36 different perspectives and stitch those frames together using a program like SpinApp which you can get from the utilities section of the add-ons page.

@jacabyte, on Jan 18 2007, 10:35 PM, said in Some Random Plug Making Questions:

If AutoCAD can render sprites with at least 36 frames of animation, yes. You'd have to render the ship(s) from 36 different perspectives.

I'd rather rotate the ship then change the perspective. 😉
I think AutoCAD should do just fine.

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