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For my first-year visualisation module at Loughborough University, I chose to model and render my pocket watch. 

After producing dimensioned drawings of the watch I set about modelling each part of the main body individually and then assembled them in a master assembly file. Through utilizing a wide range of functions including revolving, patterning and curve projection, I full modelled not only the outside form of the watch but also the internal workings. I took care that the gears, springs and screws all fully aligned and interlocked as to be as accurate to the watch as possible.

I added small blends to make various edges of components "pop" in the light and modified facet settings to improve the quality of my forms. After this, I set about rendering my design by selecting the default materials and then editing and modifying the advanced settings, for example by adding extra texture layers and changing reflectivity. I then spent time finding a range of lighting settings and setups ranging from dark room spotlights to bright studio lighting to create a range of visualisations. Through assembly constraints, I also made the model fully movable which allowed me to open and close the casing, rotate the clock hands and move the top ring. 

I was very pleased with the final outcome and my range of visualisations and continue to refine my CAD skills between university projects. 1.jpg4.jpg5.jpg

2018 October Winner - Antique Pocket Watch

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For my first-year visualisation module at Loughborough University, I chose to model and render my pocket watch. 

After producing dimensioned drawings of the watch I set about modelling each part of the main body individually and then assembled them in a master assembly file. Through utilizing a wide range of functions including revolving, patterning and curve projection, I full modelled not only the outside form of the watch but also the internal workings. I took care that the gears, springs and screws all fully aligned and interlocked as to be as accurate to the watch as possible.

I added small blends to make various edges of components "pop" in the light and modified facet settings to improve the quality of my forms. After this, I set about rendering my design by selecting the default materials and then editing and modifying the advanced settings, for example by adding extra texture layers and changing reflectivity. I then spent time finding a range of lighting settings and setups ranging from dark room spotlights to bright studio lighting to create a range of visualisations. Through assembly constraints, I also made the model fully movable which allowed me to open and close the casing, rotate the clock hands and move the top ring. 

I was very pleased with the final outcome and my range of visualisations and continue to refine my CAD skills between university projects. 1.jpg4.jpg5.jpg

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Congratulations David! You have been selected as the winner for October. My colleague from UK will be following up with you for certificate and prize.

 

Regards,

 

Bijy