another question! this time actually about rhinogold! I have been looking around at other CAD jewellery designers work both on and off Rhinogold forum and I can't seem to find any video tutorial or written tut about how to create jewellery with more organic shapes. without meaning to rip anyone off, here is a link to Gemvara where they have some jewellery with pretty flourishes http://www.gemvara.com/Sterling-Silver-Ring-by-Jessica-Behzad/jewel...
- how do I recreate such designs (and flowers!) into rings etc in rhinogold? i think i need a step by step tut as i can't seem to string all the commands I know together to be able to do this?
I know this is getting into advanced territory, I do believe I am beyond beginner-ville now!
All help met with hugs and kisses! xxooxx
Since how long you are a jeweler, and where did you learn the hand work?
I only learned the bench skills a yer ago and I am continuing to go to the jewellery school to keep learning. i want to eventually be able to set up my business so i do all the CAD work and an qualified bench jeweller does all the bench work. i find the bench skills i have gained very valuable in learning what is and isn't possible with the CAD designing.
thanks Tariq. Just as an aside, this design has been successfully printed - no weird naked edges, mesh holes or too thin parts thank god! it's now awaiting casting so i can finish it and get the stones set. will post a pic of the finished product when it's done. then i can move onto tackling the problem of organic designs within rhino gold.
I would probably make the rope (twisted wire ) by hand and add it after the casting ..reason being you can start with polished wire, as if you cast the rope you will not be able to polish the rope very well, or the areas under the rope....can you post a picture of the wax?....
that was suggested by the wax printer guy but when the print came out he said it was thick enough to not worry about doing the wire by hand. i forgot to take a photo of the wax but i can tell you it was printed in a solidscape machine. the total height of the piece is 40mm and the rope part is 2mm thick at least.
we are actually in the market to buy our own machine too. i have had plenty of 'practice' with printing on the university's machines to see how things work - repairing mesh, thicknesses etc. so am fairly confident i won't make a dog's dinner of the work required for our own machine, whatever that turns out to be.
waiting to see the finished pendant, as pat said in case like yours the rope better to be made by hand for better finishing
if it is like soldered around the edges or on top of sufaces showing part of the twisted wire then better to model it in 3D.
Don't forget to show us the finished one.
don't worry i will!
my experiance is it will also be hard to polish the 'cross' under the rope areas as well as 'all' of the rope ... then I would be disappointed after the fact ! buy hey that's just me... that's the other reason to think about adding the rope later, the end product will look cleaner, crisper, and you will like the job alot better if your pickey like me and my jeweler friends they (we) see everything...can't even get away with anything!....one other reason is all the rope may not come out in the casting, and you don't want to put sprues on any of the rope..
what are you casting it in and how much will it weighit's nice to take a picture of the wax for your records a 'before and after'...post the after when done...
did you finish the anchor yet?
khay, I know you were looking into a printer however if you also had a little mill you could always mill the anchor as a two sidded milling job, (without the rope part add later) in about 20-30 min. and be done.... something else to think about... a mill or a grower or both? and which ones to buy hmmmmm.....
I ended up sending the anchor to a print bureau who printed it on a solidscape machine which came out perfectly smooth. i didn't take any pictures of the print (oops) but i do have pics of the raw cast then the finished piece - will put up as soon as i get the images off my phone.