Designing Jewelry for 3D Printing in ZBrush and Maya

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Throughout these lessons, we'll learn how to model your own jewelry for 3D printing using ZBrush and Maya. We'll explore the steps required to build a dragonfly pendant from scratch. We'll start by using Photoshop to design the necklace, and then we'll move over to ZBrush to create a base from the concept art. We'll also learn some tips and tricks for setting up our model in Maya. By the end of the tutorial, you'll have a solid understanding of the workflows that are required to create a model intended to be 3D-printed in wax and cast in silver. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2015, ZBrush, Photoshop CS5.
  • Introduction and Project Overview
    • Introduction and Project Overview
  • Designing Jewelry for 3D Printing in ZBrush and Maya
    • Designing for the Real World
    • Using Shadowbox to Create Design
    • Adding Detail to the Design
    • Continuing to Add Detail
    • Applying Polygroups and Decimating
    • Exploring Tips and Tricks
    • Establishing Quality Check
    • Exporting Model for Print
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