Monday, 27 July 2015

3D Modeling in Jewelry Industry

3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any  three-dimensional surface of an object via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. It can be displayed as image through a process called rendering. The model can also be physically created using 3D printing devices.

Models
3D models represent a 3D object using various geometric entities such as curves, triangles, lines, curved surfaces, etc.Today, 3D models are used in a wide variety of fields especially in jewelry industry. 3D models can also be the basis for physical devices that are built with 3D printers or CNC machines.

Representation
Almost all 3D models can be divided into two categories. But here in jewelry industry we use solid models.
Solid - These models define the volume of the object they represent (like a rock). These are more realistic, but more difficult to build.
Shell/boundary - these models represent the surface, e.g. the boundary of the object, not its volume.

Modeling Process
1. Developing 3D Model- In this we willl develop the jewelry using different viewport available in the software.

Top View                                                                   Perspective View

Front View                                                                 Right View
                                                                                                                                            
2. Rendering- By using different material we can render the model to give photorealistic effect.



Rendered Image









3D Printing
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material.

In recent years, there has been an upsurge in the number of companies offering personalized 3D printed models of objects that have been scanned, rendered in three dimensions in computer software, and then printed to the customer's requirements.

Uses
3D modeling is used in various industries like Jewelry design where products are 3D modeled before representing them to the clients. It also used in industries like films, animation and gaming, interior designing ,architecture and are also used in the medical industry for the interactive representations of anatomy.

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Article by
Krupa J.S.
CAD Designer,SDI