Friday, March 27, 2009
This is an order direct from factory. The work I have done is just the surface of the ring i.e. goat head plus frame. Than the wax sifu will choose a suitable ring base for the plate to attach on. The customer give a rough sketch drawing on the goat head design. I do some research on the net and found a goat clip art that suit the design most. I use rail to do all the relief and make some adjustment on the control vertical point to have this effect. Now the same customer is asking for a sculpture goat head ring and we are still looking for a suitable sculpture in the market for scanning.
This is a repeat order . I am satisfy with this project cause with more experience and new techniques, we manage to provide better quality with lower price products. The first batch does not meet my expectation cause I have used modeling wax the as a mold and the outcome was not as good as I am now using i.e. modeling board. The benefit of utilizing modeling boards is short cut the rubber mold part which I could actually inject direct into the modeling board to create as much copies as I wish. The thickness and surface of the pendents are more consistent. Besides, I do not have to worry about the casting failure which I have to crave the wax all over again. We have chosen the color of the packaging from red to black which also match gold the most. Products description: Average 916 gold weight 1.76g, with butterfly pin, black color jewelry box and a certificate notes. Cost per box: RM 240.00
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Why JewelCad? I have meet a few local Jewelry Designers who use JewelCad as their designing tools and most of them give positive respond. Initially, I disagree with them. The JewelCad user interface display present complicated lines and wires frame which make me really headache. However, once I have get use to it then miracle of the software starts to review. JewelCad works as intuitive as pen in my hand. I really admire its UV Mapping and Project Mapping function which I can do wonders with them. They also works very well on applying patterns and textures on designs. Not to forget its control point(CV) editing function which is a powerful tool for inorganic or abstract structure. In fact, JewelCad was exclusively design to serves jewelry designer in order to minimize communication break down with customers. I have the experience of drafting a snake sculpture pendant which took me a month to communicate with client via email and phone. We will never make into conclusion without JewelCad photo rendering function. If I am not mistaken, I have summited at least five copies of drawing before he agreed. You never know how its feel when he finally nod his head. Should I said like the baby head coming out during delivery...
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Monday, March 9, 2009
I take up MOI (Moment of Inspiration)as a starting point towards the world of CAD 3 years ago. The clean and simple user interface of MOI (pronounce "moo-eye" sounds like mother's love in Chinese) short-cut my CAD learning path. I really enjoy creating something 3D in just a few simple steps. I manage do simple name or pattern engraving which sent direct to .stl file for machining. It was a fun experience because directing a machine to work according to your way with excellent precision and 100% perfect outcome is just like a dream come true. The picture on the left is MOI unique logo. I really admire Michael Gibson the founder/programmer of the software who actually spend 4 years to program MOI all on his own cost and he did an excellent job. I gained a lot form his forum especially the knowledge of CAD. He is the CAD expert that teach in a simple way. I think this is the main criteria to become a good teacher/tutor/coach. He is also the programmer of Rhinoceros CAD which is the top selling NURBS CAD. I really admire his passion on CAD.
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