Jewelry design tutorial

 From:  Jesse
284.12 In reply to 284.11 

Thanks Michael,

I don't mean to bombard you with requests, but I really like working in MoI,
so I want it to do everything Rhino does, only better. :-) I can't imagine
what it takes to develop an app like this, but it must be keeping you busy!

I'm uploading another Wink movie, I haven't added text to it yet, but I think MoI's
shelling feature is such a great tool, I'd like to share how useful it is for
jewelry design.

The challenge with this model wasn't with MoI, it was finding a strategy to
make the prongs in the correct thickness and proportion without a lot of trial and error.
Maybe it's not a very precise method, but I'm not designing for NASA, it's only jewelry...:-)

Just to note- the first two curves serve as guidelines and the two points are used as place markers.
The model can be scaled a bit to fit various sized stones, but if the varience in size is major,
the basic parameters must be adjusted so that the prongs won't be too thick or thin.


EDITED: 11 Jan 2007 by JESSE