and I was wondering if I could use it to create a 3d model of a Wright flier so I could demonstrate how the control surfaces work ie the elevator, rudder and twisting of the biplane wings (wing warping).
If it can't be done with Invigorator and Illustrator, perhaps someone could suggest where such a model could be purchased.
Thanks in advance.
Sure, it's possible to create elevators, rudder and warping the wing. It just also depends on how complex you need the body of the plane to be. We are able to create complex shapes with lathe tools and our bevel objects. All of the lighting fixtures provided in version 7 were created using a combination of vector objects and lathe objects. So you should be able to make most of the pieces using these tools.
Hope this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
I would recommend first taking a look at tutorials # 47, 48 and 49. These tutorials cover some of the basic techniques of the Object Drawing window, so it will help you understand how to use some of the tools to create the shapes that you need.
Also, one of our newest tutorials, #81 covers techniques on how to create your own custom bevels. Combined with working with lathe objects, these tools will allow you to create a lot of interesting shapes.
Hope this helps. If you have any additional questions, please let me know.