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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brett DiMichele, Dec 27, 2002.
I'm not done yet
This is such a blast..
Great guggamugga. What are you trying to do, give me a stroke? OK, I give up, it would take me forever to model my Tempest that accurately. But I will work on the box a little more. I think our other posts got moved (since they had nothing to do with the original thread I can see why) but I'll put up the last inage I had just in case... (oh, ignore my ugly blue cone 'speaker'):b
And http://www.geocities.com/needfiles1/subinternals.jpg in case the image doesn't link (as usual)
I take it you like it?
I can't get your picture to load!
You'll have to cut+paste the link into the address bar of your browser. Geocities has some cleverly obnoxious code to prevent people from using links like that, so you have to trick the server.
Andrew, Yep I forgot how anal Geocities is about linking to thier hosted images. Owen, Aww come on man.. You took a rectangle primitive and skinned it with an image of a plate amp! No way, you have to sit there and model the whole thing in 3D no skinning allowed! LOL Looks great though!
Are you ready to drool? Got a towel handy? Got it? Ready?
Whoz y0 Daddy!
but in the driver with a cone facing up, it looks like the metal ring that the 12 spokes connect to on the rubber gasket side, is about 2" thick
..and what is the levitating ring in the up facing cone?
Can I see some of your 3D work?
Everybody is a Critic!
There is no "levitating" ring on the cone, what you see
is a reflection, the cone is shiny and I need to adjust the
material to more of a matte finish, if I wanted to make it
look like a spun machined finish I would have to draw a
custom Bump Map (which I can easily do)
As for the ring is a bit thick I agree, I need to slim it
down some and also if you noticed there aren't 12 spokes
only 8 I didn't say it was an "exact" copy of an AV12
just a close facsimilie..
Thanks for the compliments though, they are apppreciated!
Now if he'll just build the damn box...
Wow. Brett, that looks amazing. Clearly I wasn't expecting this level of competition. lol
And I knew I couldn't sneak that mapped amp past you, but it gave me a decent idea of what things are supposed to look like. I have another one about half finished that gets a little more detail into the driver (still pretty crude, but the Tempoest just isn't as pretty as the AV12). I'll try to crack off some more work on that and the amp this week, or else it won't get done becaue I start my new job on the 6th and then my modelling (and a lot of other things) get shoved to the back seat.
Once again, nice work!!
Purty pics. I'm even more impressed by actual projects.
The "real" thing is easier than doing it in 3D Modeling
Cutting a box out ain't very complicated!
You will see the real thing in a few weeks I have to wait
till the holidays are over because a friend of mine is
letting me use his table saw so I can dado the internal
walls for the internal braces. And I don't want to bother
him right now...
I have done on the order of maybe 30 car audio boxes some
of which were extremely complex. Cutting the box isn't hard
and I know anyone that has done it will agree. The hard
part is "fininishing" the box..
And that's where I am a rookie! I have no veneering experiance
no lamination experiance whatso ever..
But I can fudge my way through anything
I wish I had pictures of the car audio boxes I have built
in the past, especially the dual 12" box I built for my
buds Nissan Hardbody pickup, the box only had a front and
sides, the bottom and back were the actual cab, that took
tremendous amounts of time to cut (Nissan's floor was anything
but flat) and it took loads of dynamat
But it was one of the shallowest boxes for that type of
truck out there with more than enough air space.
I honestly am very impatient, I can't wait to get this
box done, finished and into operation. But like I said I have
to wait till the holidays are over.
Here is the box in my daily driver.. 3.0 Cubic Foot Sealed
3/4" thick with a 1/4" Lexan Window, carpeted with auto
carpet and all seams were hand sewn.. And the drivers are
2 Rockford Fosgate Series 1's circa 1990 (yep been in it
I even made a little "Rockford Fosgate" gold plaque for on
the box I used to have acess to a mechanical transposer
for making custom plaques and signs.
I'm getting SO impatient. I've been waiting for months to build this thing, and started planning it in the summer. Unfortunately, since I had just finished university I didn't have the means to go about it. Now that I've finally found a pretty good job I'm going to jump right into it (ok ok, right after I pay off my credit card). But I will definetely tale a lot of pics of the whole process, even if its just to prove to you guys that I can build something that looks prettier than my renderings!
Hey, nice box Brett. I've been thinking about doing a plaque for my sub too, but only if I can come up with a fitting name (that isn't super-cheesy).
Cool, I love car boxes. I'll have to try carpeting and a little window on a sub someday.
I also have red ilumination inside the box.. Not neon though
when I built this box, you couldn't get short neon tubes
nor where they cheap (this box is OLD) it's been in and
out of 5 cars
I used 2 red tractor trailer 12V marker lights on the
underside lip of the box and power them off the remote turn
on. Cheap man's Neon...
It is amazing how well these old Series1's work.. Honestly
if you look at thier construction and look at a Shiva they
are built almost identical, I wish I still had the T/S
params for these, I am curious what they are compared to a
Shiva but I lost the documentation years ago and RF doesn't
have info on thier site for anything this old.
I can't wait to get my box done Wahhhhh!!!! I can't wait to
have REAL CLEAN bass!
OK, I'm sloooowly catching up. I fixed up my driver and I modeled the amp (after the humiliation of being caught mapping). Nothing as fancy as yours, but I've got to get out snowboarding!
Once again, thanks to Geocities, you'll have to cut and paste the links for these. Sorry guys.
Getting better! Oh, I added some trim to the top edge of the box too.
Owen, That's looking GREAT! Nice job on the amp!