About the Kennedy limo positioned like a rocket about to take off


#1

Hello:

I may be wrong but it seems that one of the few (only?) 3D file formats that has a concept of gravity is SKP.

I informed Hum3D about this problem with their Kennedy limo model, but they don’t seem to understand.

Whereas I could try to rotate it by 90 degrees, frankly I would prefer this simple operation to be done by an experienced professional.

Can a kind soul please download the file in question:

http://www.dealey-plaza.org/this-government-as-promised/kennedy-limo/

and position the vehicle as God -and car salesmen- intended, on its 4 wheels?

TIA

-Ramon
JFK Numbers


#2

It would be far simpler for you to download and install a desktop version of Sketchup and rotate it yourself.
For someone else to do it that have to download a 285mb file, rotate it and upload it again.


#3

Hi Box:

We are volunteer based (read: dirt poor) and the only SketchUp version that I have is the free Viewer.

I am under the assumption that for folks who deal with 3D models that file size is no biggie.

Thanks for your interest.

-Ramon
JFK Number


#4

We went through this in your other thread. You can download the Free desktop version of 2017. The download is far smaller than the file size of the limo.
I personally have a cell connection so downloading something of that size costs me, as a volunteer, money.


#5

As you might have noticed, the max upload size is 3 MB here on this forum.(1/80)
The maximum upload for models on the 3D warehouse is 50MB. (Still 1/5)
Most models of (detailed) cars on the 3DW are in the range of 3MB-12MB.
So your assumption needs adjustment.


#6

Hi Mike:

I didn’t mean to imply that the model should be uploaded to this forum. In fact, in my attempt to place that model here, the upload stopped and I had to provide a link to my server.

I was (still am) hoping that a professional SketchUp designer would download the file in question (or the bundle with all formats):

http://www.dealey-plaza.org/this-government-as-promised/kennedy-limo/

Rotate it and tell me where I could get it. That seems to be a common industry practice for large files.

Thanks for your interest.

-Ramon
JFK Numbers


#7

Only a physics simulator of some sort (e.g. a computer game) really has a concept of gravity. Most 3D formats however have an established vertical axis (typically Z but sometimes Y).


#8

Here you go @TX_Raymond
I’ll leave the file on Drive for 24 hrs, then it will be deleted to recoup its ponderous 284MB

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JHuuPvOoaJ9ngiZXeQ7lOlFZJKS8LWVs

Should you visit us again with such requests, kindly refrain from cluttering our forum categories by posting here in the Commercial and Collaborative category.


#9

Thanks, eneroth: As it turns out, I have been looking for people who know about physics simulation and 3D models. See this repository:

Was the Head of JFK Pushed or Pulled?
https://goo.gl/6woICd

and this thread:

https://goo.gl/bYhYdu

If anybody can provide tips/hints/pointers in that matter, please write to my e-mail address:

ramon@jfknumbers.org

Thanks!

-Ramon
JFK Numbers


#10

Thanks, Geo! It looks beautiful! (*)

You may relieve your Google drive of that ponderous 284MB. : -)

-Ramon
JFK Numbers

(*) Ok, I stole that line from The Godfather, when Sony admired the brutal work done by a cop on Michael’s face.


#11

Did he drove in the X(file)-direction?
Otherwise, pls upload the file, some soul could adjust it and reverse history😃


#12

Good one, Mike : -)

All kidding aside, please read this:

and, of course, check out the videoclips in my YouTube channel:

Some are serious, some are private humor,

Perhaps the best, succinct explanation is contained in the comment under this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXbm4f1ppcI

I always say: “In this endeavor, filled with frustration and failure, it is good to keep a healthy sense of humor in order to preserve one’s sanity” : -)

-Ramon
JFK Numbers