DJD1: 3d Modelling & Rendering

JD200XP - Digital Jewellery Design I

Digital Jewellery Design

Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD and CAM) processes are revolutionising jewellery today. Freelance designers can produce one-of-a-kind jewellery at a fraction of the cost and jewellery manufacturers can increase production time and quality well beyond what was possible using traditional hand crafting. Understand the designs and materials that lend themselves well to CAD/CAM as well as both conceptual and practical methods for achieving quality results when using these methods.

Gain this knowledge using industry-leading CAD software by Gemvision: Matrix VII. Together with software skills, learn useful sizes, shapes and measurements and gain substantial experience designing jewellery to specifications and preparing designs for production. This program culminates in the design & production of your own fine design!


JD200xp: Digital Jewelry Design I

JD200xp: Digital Jewelry Design I

3D Modelling and Rendering

Develop skills in the latest technologies in jewellery design using industry-leading computer aided jewellery design software by Gemvision. Design highly accurate 3D models that include gemstones and findings, then render these designs in photo-realistic quality as 2D images, videos or interactive programs. Learn about other jewellery tools on the market and how they compare.

Introduction to Gemvision Matrix VII
Software tools and interfaces are introduced together with key concepts and best practices that will lead to a smooth design process.
Participants need not have previous 2D or 3D computer design experience.

Building Simple Jewellery Designs
Using a series of simple projects, learn about ring design and practice placing a setting gemstones using bezels and heads. Understand basic manipulations and how these concepts can be applied to pendants, earrings and other types of jewellery.

Curves, Surfaces and Solids
To unleash the creative potential of any design tool, you need to break free of libraries and ‘built-in’ shapes. Learn how to create and manipulate curves, create surfaces & solids. Trace curves over scanned paper sketches. Understand solid modelling concepts and use them to create unique shapes and designs.

Intermediate Designs, Settings and Repeating Shapes
Combine modelling techniques for greater flexibility while learning new ways to place gems and set them in jewellery.

Rendering with V-Ray
Produce photo-realistic rendering in V-ray learn tips for producing stunning, true-to-life renders by incorporating HDR environments. Create rendered videos for clients and interactive tools for demonstrating design concepts.

Course Duration:

40 hours
(7 weeks, 1 day/week or 14 weeks, 1 half-day/week)

Course Fees:

US$ 2,200

Instructor: Frank Wuenstel