Hi there, I'm Thomas Lupson-Darnell, and I'm currently going into my second year doing Product Design Engineering (BEng) at Loughborough University. As part of my first year studies, we worked with NX 8.5, and as my final coursework for the module, i chose to model a Leica M7 film camera, with accompanying accessories.
I chose these two lenses, the 50mm F/0.95 Noctilux-M and 28mm F/2.2 Elmarit-M to model along with the camera body, demonstrating the range of glass avaliable to use on the Leica M-mount platform.
The two were modelled using manufacturer specifications to get initial size, then using reference images to scale dimensions off of pixel measurements.
I also used Leica's diagrams of the element layouts inside each lens to reproduce their full internal layout. This allowed the internal refraction and reflection of light to be seen in rendered images, adding a layer of depth greater than just the front element, and increasing the realism of the image.