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I have been working on this just for fun. I am thinking about doing a series illustrating various type of gears, especially oddball or unusual types. Or, I may get bored with it and this is all there is. :D
01-25-2009, 08:44 PM
I know I'd like to see them.
01-25-2009, 09:01 PM
I had seen one where the the driven gear train reversed direction, I thought that was pretty ingenious.
01-30-2009, 01:30 AM
That's neat. What did you use to create it?
I did the graphics in Paint Shop Pro v7 and assembled the animation in Paint Shop Pro Animation Shop. It turns out to be a very fussy process to avoid little glitches in position. The main problem is that animated gifs are poorly compressed. The only way to keep the file size at all reasonable is to keep the image small.
The gear outlines themselves are DXF images created in AlleyCad free version.
02-20-2009, 02:39 PM
This site is a neat resource for this sort of thing: