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I love tiny things

I was always fascinated by dioramas in museums as a kid, and it only just occurred to me that I could learn/teach myself how to make them as a hobby. I would like to be able to make realistic ground/foliage/rocks, buildings (both modern and otherwise), and people/animals. The last one is easy enough to find books on. As for the rest... I'm having a harder time. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jun 10, 2014 - 14 answers

How does one model?

I will be modeling for a clothing boutique's website tomorrow afternoon. I've never done this before and haven't received very detailed instructions. What should I be thinking about to make this the best experience possible? [more inside]
posted by in a dark glassly on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Is it okay to be this impressionable?

It's recently occurred to me that I am very, very impressionable and mold myself around to wherever/whomever I happen to be with at the moment and it's giving me some concern (Oh god I don't have an actual personality! I am such an easy mark! I will totally get swept up in group hysteria!). Should I be worried about this or should I just learn how to deal better with being a ball of wax? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2013 - 25 answers

In general, what does it feel like to be loved?

In general, what does it feel like to be loved? [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Jun 18, 2013 - 21 answers

What statistical model should I choose?

I'm about to begin a new project that looks at the outcomes of specific events, and would like to query the hivemind to see what kinds of approaches I can take to it. I'm always impressed with the wide variety of approaches to statistical problems I see on here. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on May 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Your experiences with FreeCAD

Do any of you have recent experience with FreeCAD? How do you like the software, and how about that STL output? How easy is it to export files from FreeCAD to be used in other CAD packages? Objective: 3D printing Reference point: Solidworks [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Old-school drafting meets complex curves

How do I draw a 3D curve in 2D? Or rather, how do I algorithmically draft an arbitrary 3D curve from a 2D perspective? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Mar 8, 2013 - 5 answers

The silver tongued devil's got nothing to lose

The daughter of a family friend is being pursued by a modeling agency which we feel is using questionable tactics. We need resources to show this headstrong girl that this is not in her best interest. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Sep 13, 2012 - 46 answers

Don't google image search "nude model."

Where can I find photographs of nude models for figure-drawing practice and non-commercial artwork? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Jun 24, 2012 - 12 answers

How to model the accident rate on a certain stretch of road

How could I approach modeling the number of accidents on a certain stretch of road? I've got some semi-ecological approaches in mind but no idea if they're workable. Are there standard approaches to this sort of problem? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on May 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Most 'realistic' rpg rules?

What are the most mathematically 'advanced' RPG systems? Pen & paper and otherwise? [more inside]
posted by empath on Mar 14, 2012 - 24 answers

Quantitative analysis of freemium game purchases

How to approach a quantitative analysis of consumer purchasing decisions in the freemium games market? [more inside]
posted by kprincehouse on Nov 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me build Hoth!

I'm crafting my first real substantial diorama (read: not made out of construction paper and a shoe box) and I need some construction assistance. Bonus! It's the ice planet of Hoth! [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Free version of 3D Studio

I need a free alternative to 3D Studio, one that has a fairly similar interface. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

First time nude photo shoot for photographer and model

I need advice about how to ensure a photo shoot and the resulting photos will be privacy protected. [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on Mar 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Am I worth it?

I would like to be a male model for clothing designers who sell their clothes and accessories on Etsy. How could I do that?
posted by parmanparman on Mar 12, 2011 - 24 answers

0 to Complexity Hero

Modeling Complex Adaptive Social Systems filter: Help me define the topical progression of what I need to learn to do the work, and how I can best supplement my learning with community college classes, tutoring, and things I have not thought of yet. (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jan 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Replacement for Craigslist's Adult Gigs section?

Trying to find a replacement for the "Adult Gigs" section on Craigslist that was removed... [more inside]
posted by supernaturelle on Jan 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Art Class Modeling - NYC Specific

How to be an Art-class model: NYC specific (or other part-time student jobs in NYC) [more inside]
posted by CathyG on Jan 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Low-end 3D software for Mac

Is Carrara 8 pretty good 3D software for a sub-$200 budget? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jan 7, 2011 - 4 answers

F---ing microeconomics, how do they work?

Help me understand how to apply microeconomics concepts to a simulation with a very small number of actors. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Can anyone recommend a very user friendly (preferably free or shareware) CAD program for MAC (10.5.8, non intel)?

Can anyone recommend a very user friendly (preferably free or shareware) CAD program for MAC (10.5.8, non intel)? [more inside]
posted by getupandgo on Dec 23, 2010 - 9 answers

From Point to Polygon

I want to learn 3d modeling but from a vector standpoint (if possible). Needs to be OSX compatible. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 7, 2010 - 5 answers

What 3D modeling software should I use to make infographics?

What is the best 3D software (preferably for Mac) for doing stuff besides modeling motorcycle parts and video game characters? I'm primarily interested in creating things like infographics in 3D. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Nov 29, 2010 - 9 answers

3D software for viewing .obj models!

I'm looking for a simple, free 3D viewing software in which I could import an .obj I'd export from 3dsMax and allow me to rotate around it/zoom and the such. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Nov 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Pin-up girl photo shoot locations?

Pin-up modeling: location, location, ....locations? [more inside]
posted by potatopeople on Nov 2, 2010 - 12 answers

How does one start a career as an erotic plus-sized model?

How does one start a career as an erotic, plus-sized model? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Art class modeling?

Has anyone here tried modeling for art classes? [more inside]
posted by vickyes on Oct 12, 2010 - 21 answers

These numbers, they vibrate?

How do I become a stats and data whiz? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Jul 28, 2010 - 10 answers

I want to begin plus size modeling. How do I start?

I want to begin plus size modeling. How do I start? [more inside]
posted by metakiwi on May 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Group shoots or general tips for a new model? (DC)

Group shoots in the DC area, or general safety/learning tips for a model just starting out? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Mar 18, 2010 - 1 answer

I need me some white spirit.

I need white spirit. It seems no one has ever, ever heard of it. Am I missing something obvious? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Mar 1, 2010 - 17 answers

How To Model A Web Site?

Resources for modeling a web site and its use by visitors and members? [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Feb 13, 2010 - 2 answers

To porn or not to porn?

I'm thinking of posing nude for a niche pin-up site, but before I do it, help me think of all the ways this could backfire. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 44 answers

Where can I get comp cards printed on short notice?

Comp Cards for Aspiring Models… Where Can I Get Some Printed Quickly? [more inside]
posted by mazniak on Jan 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me build the Enterprise!

I'm building a model and I have a few questions about applying decals. I have a bit of experience with this, but could use some pointers for my specific issue. Read on! [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Dec 8, 2009 - 1 answer

What 3D software do I use for Architectural models suitable for 3D printing?

Hey all. Similar questions to this have been asked, but I think my formulation is unique. I am trying to model some stone walls for architectural models. I need the stone texture to show up in 3D so it will print on a 3D printer. I am not sure what the best 3D software to use for this application. [more inside]
posted by Yellowbeard on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship?

good research materials on the subject of electric cars, 3d modeling and/or entrepreneurship? [more inside]
posted by groovinkim on Jul 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Now...In 3-D!

With what imaging software was the new Sci-Fi Channel logo created? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

What are your favorite ABM resources?

Looking for the best resources for learning about agent-based modeling and social science simulation. [more inside]
posted by proj on Feb 10, 2009 - 2 answers

A (3D) Model Education

ChemistryFilter: How can I use a molecular model that was given to me to learn about the wonders of chemistry? [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Dec 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Someday, I'll be a real modeler...

How can I master financial modeling? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Baby baby, I'm taken with the notion...

My one-year old is a beautiful kid. Really. Should we try to get him into modeling or acting? I want to hear the good and the bad. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Sep 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Is it possible to buy off content owners in the adult entertainment business?

I want to help a friend get some nude photos removed from the 'net before they cause real damage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2008 - 53 answers

Oh, the dilemmas of youth!

I’ve been asked to try out for a modelling agency, sounds pretty sweet, right? Unfortunately, the only person not supportive of the idea is me. How do I convince myself that this may be a good idea? [more inside]
posted by liquorice on Apr 28, 2007 - 50 answers

What Happend to 8th & Ocean?

Why was MTV's 8th and Ocean only on for one season? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 7, 2007 - 2 answers

pop my ride

I want to teach myself 3d modeling and am looking for the easiest package to learn that is closest to Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 19, 2006 - 8 answers

How extensively are professional magazine photos retouched?

How extensively are professional modeling photos retouched (i.e., those in Vogue and similar publications)? I've heard that this is a common practice, but I'm curious as to how much the photos are altered from the original image. Was this possible before the advent of Photoshop?
posted by zembla3 on Nov 22, 2006 - 25 answers

3D Charts/Graphs in OSX

Help me create awesome 3D graphs/charts in OS X. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Oct 27, 2006 - 6 answers

It's nekkid time!

How does a female break into non-pornographic nude modeling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2006 - 18 answers

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