was: 3D Jewelry Design Competition
M.C. Escher just to name one showed us many things that could be
drawn but not turned into a 3d object. There's jewelry drawings,
and then there's jewelry. How many renderings have I returned for
redraw because they just could not be done in metal... I'm not
going to get all into this because I don't actively do CNC, but I
correction: CAD files are not drawings, and MC Escher's, "design's"
could no more be built in CAD than they could be in metal. don't
confuse the renderings that a CAD program can produce with the file
created that is used to build a 3-D model. as a CAD designer i too
have also returned many drawings that can't be built for the same
If someone wants to do a Jewelry Rendering Competition (aside:
competition for what?), that's fine, but it won't be a jewelry
sorry, if the resulting piece would qualify as a piece of jewelry
why couldn't it be considered? the skills needed to create a piece of
jewelry using a CAD program include most of the knowledge of
fabricating and some additional don't forget every CAD
built piece MUST be finished by hand. it is merely a tool to improve
the final product. great for those who grasp the essentials, useless
for those who don't.
working with CAD 4+ years.