Case Window Sketchup

posted Jul 27, 2012, 6:51 PM by Andrew Stock   [ updated Jul 27, 2012, 6:51 PM ]
Small update... I've been continuing to test various configurations of radiators and fans (which, by the way, results are coming back way different than I would have anticipated... leads me to believe I need to do a second round of tests of each to 'confirm' the previous round...) and in the meantime I have been figuring out all the dimensions for the various features of my case. I started on paper, but figured I might put it all in sketchup where I can manipulate it a bit better. Soo... here's a render of the progress so far!

The Grey outline triangle will be acrylic on it's side (1/4" thick) that will be backlit to give it a glow that I can manipulate into moving patterns and such... or solid... or pulsing... pretty much whatever I want.  I couldn't find an easy way to do 'etching' in the window, but you can imagine a 'PRISM' text etched into the window. 

The area at the bottom that you can see the radiator/fans through will be mesh most likely... not sure what kind yet. Could be as thin as speaker mesh / screen, or as thick as mesh you could find on a fan grill. Haven't decided. 

I'll be adding the front and top case features next, when I get a bit of time. Busy weekend helping some relatives move, unfortunately! Anyway, let me know what you think!