Aude Massoni is an industrial designer and a CATIA user expert. She also has a passion for new technologies. Aude recently participated to the CATIA Design project: Jewelry and 3D Printing with CATIA Solutions for Creative Designers. Graceful, delicate original, her 3D printed jewelry project is totally inspired by Nature and worthy of Ecole de Nancy ”Art Nouveau” great artists.
In this mini serie, she shares her inspirations, skills and techniques regarding her project. As a designer she also explain how her process to imagine and create objects.
Part two: Concept development and modeling
After the research work [see the part one Moodboard and Inspiration Research], Aude Massoni finally decided to choose 4 concepts from her moodboard. She then starts to develop each of it.
Here you can see how Aude was working and each step of the creation of her project. The most here are not whole jewelries but some part of it. She explained: “I had to experiment a lot because it’s the really first time I was using CATIA to give life to my own product. It’s finally quite hard to simulate natural & organic shape, and I have a lot of work to do after all !”
Concept 1: PHYSALIS
Imagine & Shape : shape modeling
CATIA Live Rendering : background and ligths configurarions
Concept 2: SEALIFE RELIC + embroidery
Natural Sketch : basic lines creation
Imagine & Shape : simulate the embrodery with a deformable tube
Imagine & Shape : apply different texture in outside/inside by cutting with bundaries
CATIA Live Rendering : offers the possibility to focus nettly on a part and have some local blur
Final rendering with vignetting (photographic effect)
Concept 3: JELLYFISH
Here Aude started to draw a sketch with Photoshop in the aim to think about the transparency/opacity she wanted to simulate later in 3D.
Concept 4: HONEYCOMBED PATTERN
Natural Sketch : define the pattern by sketching helps to anticipate how to create the modeling
Imagine & Shape : creation of the same aleatory pattern (front view) in 3D surfaces
Imagine & Shape : let’s play your creativity to produce a nice volume, close to natural honeycomb
CATIA Live Rendering : Texture application – Using an existing texture or using a specific texture created for the project (here a darken gold).
This post is also available in: French