Thursday, February 22, 2007

Using CB Model Pro to Prototype Ceramic Designs

We found CB Model Pro while looking for 3D modeling programs suitable for designing abstract sculptures. Mudbox 3D is great for designing highly detailed models. But, when it comes to prototyping simpler ceramic objects, nothing can beat CB Model Pro for speed.

It's so easy to experiment with multiple shapes and approaches. And, the ability to rotate the image easily, from all angles, means that all aspects of the design can be evaluated before implementing in clay.

Here is a rather simple design that shows how remarkably the 3D model created in CB Model Pro actually looks like a fired and glazed ceramic vessel! While this model is a nuetral color, we can experiment with any color we'd like to see with a single mouse click.

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