In this video, I finish the trireme hull (for now, I will probably make minor changes to it at a later date), which includes installing the ram, "painting" the eyes, and processing the model file for 3d printing. This is easily the most informative of the three videos in this tutorial.
In this video, I show you the beginning stages of rendering a Greek trireme hull. Although similar to the quadrireme that I previously made, there are a number of notable differences in both the shape of the bow and the construction method used to replicate that shape. There isn't much else going on, because my recording method is so much less efficient than last time.
In this video, I start off with some slight alterations to the end of the last one, and things go a little better, though still somewhat tiring what with all the time I wasted trying to convert my recording to an uploadable format (I eventually abandoned .mp4 and switched to .wmv, even though it takes longer to process). I also show how to make the array of holes for the oars, which is not as straightforward as on the straight-sided quadrireme.
In the final part of this CAD tutorial, I put the finishing touches on the quadrireme hull, including the holes for the oars, the rowing deck, and the decorative mast near the stern. After that, I demonstrate the very simple process of chopping off the hull at the waterline to create a model suitable for tabletop wargaming. In total, this model took me under 2 hours to make, with hardly any of that process not documented in this tutorial.
In this video, I continue work on the Carthaginian quadrireme, beginning with finishing the shape of the stern, then proceeding to add the array of shields and the sponsons that hold the oars. This video shows the completion of the basic shape before making a mirror to complete the hull.
In this video, I start work on an old and fairly simple ship design, a Carthaginian quadrireme. This part of the lesson is particularly valuable for demonstrating the basic rendering techniques used for making a model ship hull.