Fusion 360

So I have been quite busy the last few months, I hope to be able to share some of them soon.

One thing I have been spending a lot of time on recently, is design, and I have finally had to pull the trigger to force myself to learn Fusion 360, which is basically Illustrator for CAD. CAD files are geometry and vector shapes, instead of stl files which are mostly just a bunch of triangles put together.

CAD files are the manufacturing design standard and allow for precision plans which can be converted into actual CNC routing for example. In the past, I have relied on an intermediary (a person) to go from my tinkercad designs to CAD, but I have so many projects Im working on, I would rather just learn CAD, and I believe the best program for that is Fusion 360.

Not very intuitive, but it is starting to make sense. I think Ill have the basics down in a few more weeks.

There is a significant learning curve, but tons of videos on Youtube to help.
If you intend to use it for personal use or a start up, there are some trials available and it sometimes goes on sale:

Fusion 360

Black Book

I found this one on Amazon Prime. Never heard of it before, no recognizable actors. It was surprisingly good! The one thing I didn’t like was that most of it is subtitled. There is a surprising amount of violence and also more nudity than I am usually comfortable recommending in a movie, but being that there isn’t anything to see in theaters, it was pretty entertaining.

Greyhound – Tom Hanks

Good news – we are starting to get some new decent movies coming to video on demand, in this case Apple+ My understanding is it was supposed to release into theaters and thanks to Covid, was purchased by Apple for a cool 70 million.

Greyhound stars Tom Hanks about a Mahan Destroyer class Captain who’s responsible… wait a second, just watch the trailer! 🙂

I enjoyed it and being that I already subscribe to Apple TV it was great!

Canon Admits the R5 has heating problems

I must have read at least a dozen articles stating the Canon R5 had no heating problems for video recording. This was amazing to me. I thought they had figured something out like Panasonic did when they came out with the GH4. The first I heard of it was last night during Peter McKinnons review, then this morning Andrew Reid published the over heating specs straight from Canon. This is disappointing.

I get pretty upset when I feel like a manufacturer has played their customers. Transparency about a product truly matters, People deserve to know the limits and weaknesses before purchasing any camera,

I do a lot of video, so this could be a deal breaker for me, but as always, I will test it out and let you all know.

Thank you Andrew!

You can read Andrew’s original post here: Canon R5 Overheating Specs