What happens when SOLIDWORKS Meets Star Wars? Around here, we’ve been celebrating and preparing for Fridays’ release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a while now. If you’re following us on Instagram, you might remember the Darth Vader pumpkin from Model Mania guru Mark Schneider.
Friday, a new generation of Star Wars fans will be born. Let’s help usher them in, SOLIDWORKS style. I’ve been watching and reading your posts and comments where SOLIDWORKS meets Star Wars, and I picked a few of my favorites to share with you today. I reached out the creators of each model featured below and asked them to tell me a little bit about what Star Wars means to them, and why they decided to model something up in SOLIDWORKS.
First up, meet GoEngineer’s Shivani Patel. She recently wrote an awesome article for their blog discussing that dent in Boba Fett’s helmet. How did it get there? Did the force required to make the dent require use of the force? Who doesn’t love a good fan theory?
Next up, let’s take a look at cosplay artist Daniel Lilygreen’s BB-8 model. Why does that name sound familiar? A couple of months back, Daniel helped me celebrate the release of Fallout 4.
This next model was pointed out to me by SOLIDWORKS Certification guru, Mike Puckett. I reached out to the man behind the model, Bill Hamze, after watching this awesome YouTube video featuring a Storm Trooper model he created. I absolutely loved what Bill had to say – when you need to brush up or learn new SOLIDWORKS skills, have some fun with it! Create a model you can get excited about!
Last up, what’s a Jedi without his lightsaber? Mark Barrow from our product introduction team shared with me his version of Obi-Wan’s lightsaber. Rendered in SOLIDWORKS Visualize, it’s sure to get you pumped for the big weekend!
Help us celebrate by showing off your Star Wars models in the comments down below! We’d love to see what you’ve created! If you know someone you think should be featured on our blogs, please email me at SOLIDWORKS.Social@3ds.com and tell me all about it. As always, thank you so much for reading, and may the force be with you!