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(EN) PARTcloud.net member: Mark Ma

  • We would like to introduce our most active members on PARTcloud.net once a month. The goal is to find out more about them, but also to show our appreciation for their contribution. 


    December 2019: Mark Ma










    1. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your background?

    I am Mark Ma. I was born in Foshan, Guangdong, China. I graduated from South China University of Technology in 2018 with a major in mechanical engineering. Now I am a postgraduate student at a previously mentioned university, specializing in mechatronic engineering. I love industrial design.


    2. What software do you use?

    I mostly use Solidworks. When drawing 2D drawings, I often use Auto CAD.


    3. When and how did you start with 3D modeling and what was your first model?

    When I was in junior year and while I was finishing my course of design, I started to draw 3D models using Solidoworks. My first model was a shoe rack.


    4. What are your favorite modeling subjects/themes?

    I am mostly interested in the field of bionic robots. I find them very cool and amazing. I always wanted to build a bionic robot, hopefully one day (maybe a bionic bird, fish or a spider).






    5. Are you also into 3D printing?

    There is one 3D printer in my lab. Sometimes I use it to print some components I need in my researches, although its accuracy is not very high.


    6. Is there any specific 3D model you are proud of and why?

    The 3D model I am really proud off is the Hydraulic manipulator. It is the 3D model that I made come true in the real life. Drawing a 3D model and making the model realistic is totally different.







    7. What was the most challenging project you have done?

    There are several demanding and challenging projects that I had to deal with. For example, when I was an intern at a lighting company, I was asked to design a 100W lamp. I needed to read the various specifications and understand the relevant process to design, and finally verify that my model is feasible through some simulations.


    8. As one of our most active members on PARTcloud.net, what do you find so attractive about it?

    PARTcloud.net is an amazingly big community full of professionals (which is very important). They have a huge database and many times at work, I needed some finished parts, which I could easily find on the site. Also, I can meet some new friends in the community. Plus, the weekly 3D challenge is interesting. It greatly broaden my horizon seeing others‘ wonderful 3D models.


    9. What features in PARTcommunity/PARTcloud would you like to see in the future?

    I think so far the community works very well. I hope that website chat can share pictures in future.


    10. Do you have any other hobbies?

    In my free time, I like to watch American drama and learn programming. Other than that, I like to play basketball.


    11. Do you have any goals for the future regarding 3D modeling?

    I would like to learn how to make a realistic perfect product. I always liked rendering. I want to design my own car and render it. I think that would be very cool. But I need to learn how to draw first (I seldom draw pictures since middle school).


    12. What advice would you give to beginners?

    Do not give up easily and seize every opportunity in order to become better and increase your knowledge.



    You can see all 3D models by Mark here: