Monday, May 2, 2011

3D-Sketching with modelling clay 1: techniques, tips and tricks for automotive design (part 1)

This tutorial explains how to use modelling clay (industrial plasticine) for 3D-Sketching. It shows the working techniques and gives tips and tricks about the use of this malleable material which is used in almost all automotive styling studios but also in lots of product design and character design companies.

The tangible clay model helps to enhance and understand shapes, surfaces and functionality of your design. Additionally we show how photos of the plasticine model can be used to improve your Copic marker skletches or as a base for your Photoshop work.

In the video we use Kolb InDeClay (INdustrial DEsign Clay) which is perfect for small and detailled models as they are used in product-design and character-design. Due to it´s colour this clay shows extremly well shadows and therefore edges, surfaces and small details. Beside that the light colour makes it very easy to enhance photos of your models in Photoshop.

This is part 1 of 2.

For further information visit: http://www.kolb-technology.com/