Skip to comments.3d Model of the US Constitutional Republic
Posted on 01/28/2012 3:00:08 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDieNH
I've developed a 3D model of the US Constitution. The linked video is the first attempt to use the model in the defense of Ordered Liberty.
I'm looking for feedback. Thank you,
Representative Davenport NH General Court
Great job! Thanks.
Republic=”Protect my liberty”
You did a great job. Thank you for posting.
Intriguing concept. I am going to look at it later when I am not tired, and get back to you. I already like the concept, and applaud the purpose.
This was very well done and clearly presented. I wish all civics courses in our schools would utilize something simlilar. Well done, FRiend!
Very impressive; I’m going to show that to my home schooled kids today since we’re studying government.
Blender to the rescue! I also use Blender for 3D visualization. You should post ths to Blendernation
Excellent — what software did you use ?
Different learning styles, different teaching styles. So much negativity regarding peripheral, easily remedied matters and so little acknowledgment of an elegant new visualization tool. Your written presentation leaves much to be desired as well.
Teacher, teach thyself.
good comments with the exception of the using of heart and soul and feelings... i understand the desire to make it passionate, but i think it would work and should work the way the founders intended, with a logical approach.
my ownly criticism would be to add a way that would show that the people were in charge rather than being on the bottom tier... sort of a lateral scale with a balance between the will of the people and the oppressive yolk of government...
all in all a good model, simplifying by spreading it out a little or minimizing the number of “feeders” would help to see the workings.
The OP was looking for feedback, not praise. I think we all appreciate the effort, but it could be made better.
Fascinating and informative!
Thank you for the hard work.
In my exposure, constructive criticism is best delivered with enough praise to counterbalance any sting that might be experienced from having done so. A full fledged critique, bluntly stated, runs the risk of disheartening the recipient, and I don’t see that as warranted. So, blunt critique, meet blunt rejoinder.
OK, sorry to have come on strong myself then. I’m in a similar field, and know well how easily weeks or months of effort can be criticized without acknowledging the time, effort and thought that went into the good of it, so maybe I’m overly protective.
Very Good, Posted on facebook.
That is pretty darn cool.
It may be that it covers too much in one sitting, tho.
Hey, a fellow Blenderhead! Nice use of Constraints. Those things kill me sometimes.
Here's the link: BlenderNation.
Very cool. Had you been visualing the govt this way for a while prior to capturing it with the computer model?
CORRECT! people forget that governments are established to protect the rights of the people... individuals.
Yes. Basically, since reading the federalist papers around 2004. I have a bit of a science background, and when I read the federalist papers, I recognized the mathematics behind it. My friend and I did a presentation using the model about a 2 years back, but it was only on a chalk board. You need new media to get enough exposure to make a difference.
Thank you for the feedback. I agree with your critique. In this case I needed to get it out because I have legislation before the NH House which I’m doing follow-up videos to argue for.
It does deserve more passion. I’ll keep your points in mind in for the future.
Looking forward to any input.
blender 3D. Open source. Great software.
I think you’re correct. It really has multiple concepts in one introduction. I had no choice due to time constraints, because I’m about to post follow-ups for specific legislation I have before the House, and I needed a baseline.
Wish I could claim credit. I couldn’t get my rig to work, so I paid a well known blender artist to rig it for me. I would give credit, but he is somewhat reluctant because the work is used for politics. Quality work he did. Very professional.
I think I answered this at another spot, so forgive the duplication. Yes, since around 2004, when I read the Federalist Papers, and recognized the underlying mathematics. A friend and I gave a presentation on a chalk-board, with a 3D handout about 2 years ago, but I had trouble rigging the model so that I could animate it. I hired a professional for the job in December, and have been scrambling to get something out in time for legislation I have before the NH House.
Yeah, thats the trick, to show the people are in charge. I have an idea, but the rig isn’t ready. Thanks for the input
Just attempted a News submission. We’ll see if they accept. Thanks for the input.
My wife said she would use it to teach her classes, but for the information density - and the word “tensor.”
“link” would work in this context.
Great job! I am using blender to create a 3D Model of the engine room of my ship 30 years ago. plan to be able to lite off the plant and get underway... complete with steam and water leaks and noise...
my only question is how you made the video? I have tried setting a video camera in front of the screen, but it was not near the quality you have here, and other vids ive seen...
Andrew Price? Jonathan Williamson? David Ward? Greg Zaal? Porter Neilson?
Nah, I’m just kidding. I can understand the reluctance to be identified.
I used screen capture software with built in video camera and built in audio. The one I’m using is called ScreenFlow. Commercial software, $100, on a MacBook Pro.
blender could render much nicer graphics, but I didn’t have the time to do the full render process. Basically, even though the production quality is low overall, by using the screen capture, I can create the animation, play the animation, and speak over the animation, and then edit in ScreenFlow.
Screen capture is the short answer to your question. It grabs the actual video buffer from the graphics card.
Thanks for that. Assuming I have the time after this scramble, I’ll try to redo a version oriented to kids. Currently its kind of mixed in its orientation, because it has to be.
okay! good to know... I am afraid I may not be able to render because of the amount of texturing I have in my project. If you can imagine an engineroom with all its equipment and piping, and all of it applied with materials for real textured surfaces, instead of just unwrapping, I’m afraid i’ll crash, or have too heavy of an overhead to render the project. and I am afraid to start doing it expecting blender and my PC to handle it, and get 3/4 of the way into it and find out I cant! so, im just making it in game mode and using pictures of rusty paint to unwrap my equipment faces on... if you know what I mean...
Maybe you can answer this? I have asked on a couple different boards and ya get the same response... “Go watch tutorials and learn what you’re doing first” but what tutorial can tell, or is going to tell you, how much is too much in this area? as it is now, my XP tends to get a little jerky if I start adding too much on any givin session.
Interesting visualization concept. Your NH House districts are about the same size as election precincts in Texas. Texas House districts have about 150,000 voters. Our U.S. Reps and TX Senators have close to a million voters.
I’ll agree with others that the production techniques and audio track can be improved for a more polished marketing target but this is a great conceptual demonstration.