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  1. Hi,

    Is the screenshot in this blog post the of the model you made in 3DVIA Shape?

    Comment by Matt Baron | March 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Yes it is.

    Thanks for reading…

    Comment by m2morgan64 | March 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi Matt (or should that be Maxi Matt?),

    You have a great collection of starships! And all done in 3DVIA Shape – pretty amazing. Would you be interested in doing some tutorials on how you constructed some of them?



    Comment by Don Swavely | May 5, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hi Don, thanks for reading.

    I suppose I could be persuaded to do a few tutorials. What specifically are you looking for? Do you want me to create a model and record it as I go with commentary? That would be relatively quick and simple. If you are looking for a more directed tutorial (ex: “How to create a coffee cup?”) then I may not be able to do it. The nice thing about space ships is that nobody knows what they are supposed to look like. 🙂

    Comment by m2morgan64 | May 5, 2008 | Reply

  5. For the weapons test, it says “only the last score will count”, can that be changed to “only the highest score will count”. It would be frustrating to get a 90%, try again for a better score, get 85% and have that erase my best score.


    Comment by Juan | June 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. Juan,
    That makes sense. I wanted there to be a risk involved in making that decision (to try again).

    I am hoping people don’t spend a lot of time in the testing section. It is mostly to eliminate training levels for people who don’t need them.

    For now, I am still a long time before I get to this step. I will probably make that decision at the time I code it. 🙂

    Comment by m2morgan64 | June 8, 2008 | Reply

  7. Hi,
    Your blog looks pretty good, congrats for this work !
    As I have a WordPress blog, and working sometimes with catia, I will be very interested by implented 3D things in my blog..
    Could it be possible you tell me how did you embedded th 3D shapes in your blog ??
    Many thanks for your answer

    Cheers, Olivier

    Comment by Olivier Mougin | July 3, 2008 | Reply

  8. Greetings.

    I put in a request to wordpress to allow for the use of the iframe widget from I’m not sure if they have, or will, add 3dvia as an allowable iframes target. But for now, I have simply taken screen prints from and cropped them and embedded them as pictures. Not exactly an elegant solution, but it worked. 🙂


    Comment by m2morgan64 | July 3, 2008 | Reply

  9. That’s sound good ! Thanks for the info ..
    Cheers, Olivier

    Comment by Olivier Mougin | July 3, 2008 | Reply

  10. […] that his game is quite an endeavor for one person, so he’s hoping others will check out his blog about his plans and contribute models if you want to. There’s a group discussion […]

    Pingback by 3DVIA Blog » 1 - INTRO - The making of “Captain Morgan and his Starship Pirates” » Blog Archive | January 10, 2009 | Reply

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