Deform Ring

Creating a complex 3D deformed ring model

WIZEgem introducing a new jewelry element named “Deform ring”. It is based on the “Extrude shape” element used specifically for rings. The deform ring is used to form a 3D ring model with a desired cross section and deforming (scale – inflate or deflate) it along the ring circumference. This is very useful ring element which enable the user easily creating a personalized and magnificent wedding band.

Design steps:

  1. Select ring jewelry type and from “Special rings” set select “Deform ring” element.
  2. Edit your ring size by pressing “ring diameter” edit marker.
  3. Press “Free” button to start the free hand mode.
  4. Select start (where “path” option is selected).
  5. Press “Delete path” to delete all current paths or edit each by selecting it.
    We define the deformed ring by using 2 or 3 paths:
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  6. Section shape path – this is the base cross section of the shape. It should always be a closed path. It should be in the middle
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  7. Deform paths – these one or two curves define how to deform (scale) the section shape along the ring circumference, and it’s relative to it. It should be on the left side. The X is the relative point of the circumference path (starting from the mid bottom and going clock wise) and the Y value is the scale factor, were 1 means no scale. If we want to scale the shape the same way for XYZ than use only one path. If not than the first one defines the XY scale and the second one defines the Z scale.
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  8. Press done.

That’s it!!! You have your deformed 3D ring model.

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Curved 3D Pendant

Creating curved 3D pendant models

WIZEgem introducing a new jewelry element named “Curved pendant”. It is selected in the necklaces “Shape pendants” set. It is an extension of the flat shape element where the pendant is curved. You can easily create pendants with emboss and engrave shapes, and control vertical (YZ) and horizontal (XZ) pendant curve. You can have fun creating cool pendant shapes.

Design steps (Dali clock example):

  1. Select necklace jewelry type and from “Shape pendant” set select “Curved pendant” element.
  2. Press “Free” button to start the free hand mode.
  3. Select start (where “path” option is selected).
  4. Press “Delete path” to delete all current paths or edit each by selecting it.
  5. Create flat shape paths – this is same as flat shape element, were you define external, engrave and emboss paths. They are all should be closed paths and defined in the middle.
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  6. YZ curved path (optional) – the YZ path were the flat shape should be curved along. It should not be a closed path. It should be on the right.
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  7. XZ curved path (optional) – the XZ path were the flat shape should be curved along. It should not be a closed path. It should be on the left.
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  8. Press done.

That’s it!!! You have your curved pendant 3D model.

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NURBS Curve Modeling

Creating solid geometries using NURBS curve modeling

WIZEgem introduces a new interactive curve modeling (using NURBS). You can use a ready-made simple 3D geometries and edit them or create your own custom shape. It is very easy to use even if you don’t have experience in curve modeling.

Design steps:

  1. Select necklace jewelry type and from “solid geometries” set select a base element (if you create new it doesn’t matter which one).
    The design is composed of at least one stage where you define the model in a semi-automatic way (and partially uniform) and an optional second stage where you can manually and in a full non uniform way.
    Let’s start with the first stage
  2. Press edit and then select “new/edit curves” edit marker or press “Free” button to start the free hand mode and then press start.
  3. Press “Delete path” to delete all current curves or edit each by selecting it.
    We define the 3D model by using 2 curves – horizontal curve (u) and vertical curve (v), where your 3D model is a combination of both. You can look at it as horizontal planes as defined by the horizontal curve along a vertical curve which scales it.
  4. Edit/create new horizontal curve – this curve defines the XZ (horizontal) shape of your model. You need first to choose if it consists of straight lines (degree = 1) or round curves (degree = 2). Then add your curves and move your control points to create a closed path. The horizontal curve will actually define the maximum horizontal plane of your model.
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  5. Edit/create new vertical curve – this curve defines the YZ (vertical) shape of your model. You need first to choose if it consists of straight lines (degree = 1) or round curves (degree = 2). Then add your curves and move your control points to create non closed path. The Y value of this curve defines the Y location of the previously defined horizontal plane and the X value defines how (relatively) to scale it.
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  6.  Press done.
    Now we will continue with the second stage.
  7. Press edit and then select “edit geometry” edit marker or press “Free” button to start the free hand mode, select geometry in the drop down menu and then press start.
  8. Press “edit shape” button on the top left.
  9. Press move button
  10. Click one of the control points you want to move which will add 3 translate markers for each direction
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  11. Touch and move one of the markers in the direction you want to move the control point.
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  12. Repeat 10-11 for other control points.
  13. Press “Done”.

That’s it!!! You have your curved modeled 3D object.

You can play with different curves and control points or use ready-made curves from our DB (in free hand mode) to better understand the u/v curves and combination.

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Extrude Shape

Creating complex 3D models using extrude

WIZEgem introducing a new jewelry element named “Extrude shape”. It is selected in the necklaces “Shape pendants” set. The extrude shape is used to form a 3D model with a desired cross section by extruding it along a defined path. WIZEgem also enables the cross section to be deformed (inflate or deflate) along the extruded path, thus creating a 3D model with a shape changing along a path. This very useful element enables the user to create a vast design possibilities.

Design steps (asymmetric heart pendant example):

  1. Select necklace jewelry type and from “Shape pendant” set select “Extrude shape” element.
  2. Press “Free” button to start the free hand mode.
  3. Select start (where “path” option is selected).
  4. Press “Delete path” to delete all current paths or edit each by selecting it.
    We define the shape by using 3 or 4 paths:
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  5. Shape path – this is the base cross section of the shape. It should always be a closed path. It should be in the middle
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  6. Extrude path – the path were the shape section is extruded. It does not have to be a closed path. It should be on the right.
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  7. Deform paths – these one or two curves define how to deform (scale) the shape section along the extruded path, and it’s relative to it. It should be on the left side. The X is the relative point of the extruded path and the Y value is the scale factor, were 1 means no scale. If we want to scale the shape the same way for XYZ than use only one path. If not than the first one defines the XY scale and the second one defines the Z scale.
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    In this example we scale only the XY dimension, and Z path is only 1 so no scale.
  8. Press done.

That’s it!!! You have your extruded 3D model.
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Kinetic jewelry

WIZEgem Kinetic enables users to easily create jewelry with moving parts

Users can choose between kinetic elements with built-in spinning mechanism (ring, pendant and bracelet) or use a connecting kinetic element, named “Axis” or “joint”, which can connect, digitally through join, any two elements. One will be the base and the other the moving element, to create a spinning jewelry. For all kinetic elements there is an option for the user (just a click of a mouse) to lock the moving part to enable printing in metal. This will automatically add a very small locking part which can be easily removed by the user after production.

Built in kinetic elements design steps – spinning ring example:

  1. Choose rings and from special ring set select spin ring
  2. Edit ring diameter
  3. Use free hand mode to edit the spinning part shape (see manual edit tutorial)
  4. For 3D printing in metal press edit button and press “lock (metal)” edit marker

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Use connecting kinetic element design steps – spinning twisted vase example:

  1. Choose necklaces and from special pendants set select twisted vase
  2. Edit different parameters and use free hand mode to edit its shape
  3. Press join, go to decoration point set and select “joint”
  4. Press the “bail” join marker (this will add the “joint” element instead of the bail directly)
  5. Select the joint element in the active area and press join
  6. In decoration point set select any bail you like and press the bail marker
  7. For 3D printing in metal press edit button and press “lock (metal)” edit marker

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Organic 3D models

Creating animals and other organic 3D models

WIZEgem has a unique and extremely simple way of creating organic 3D models.

Traditional 3D modeling tools use sculpting or polygon/curve modeling (like “NURBS”) used by experienced modelers were users manually design in the 3D space every part of the model. This is very time consuming with a high learning curve which is not appropriate for the non-experienced users. Also this tools are usually not parametric and do not have history tree which makes editing and customization very difficult.

WIZEgem tool is intended for users without any experience in any modeling tool. It has parametric 3D elements intended for specific purposes, some requires only simple parameter selection and some require simple manual design, like the “Rounded shape” element.

This element is part of the pendant jewelry sets. It is used to define 3D model organic parts that has oval cross-section, size and location changing along the organ “spine”. Instead of defining each section curve along the organ spine (curve modeling) or sculpting the organ (although WIZEgem support it as well), the user is only required to define the external shape, optionally internal shapes and the spine of each organ in the 2D space. The tool than mathematically and accurately generates the 3D sections based on the user simple 2D representation.

Design steps:

  1. Select necklace jewelry type and from “Shape pendant” set select “Rounded shape” element.
  2. Press “Free” button to start the free hand mode.
  3. Select start (where “path” option is selected)
  4. Press “Delete path” to delete all current shapes.
  5. Add your 2D image as a base to overlay your shapes using button “Add picture as grid”
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  6. Define your separated parts, and start with one of them.
  7. Press “Create new shape path” button and using the 2D curves add an external path around your part. Make sure it’s a closed path by snapping the end point of the last curve to the first point of the first curve.
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  8. Using ““Create new shape hole” button add curves that can be used as complete holes, engraving or emboss shapes within your external path. You can have several shapes.
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  9. Use “Create new shape path” to define the spine of your part.
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  10. Repeat steps 6-8 for each part
  11. Press done when finished. Wait few seconds since it’s a time consuming calculation.

That’s it!!! You have your live 3D model.

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