A yellow and white gold heart medallion pendant sparkles in this CAD rendering by Joana Miranda
Gold post leaf and lapis lazuli drop earring design rendering in CAD by Joana Miranda
Sometimes creative impulses need to take precedent over other scheduled work. Even so, getting back on track with a task list can help to keep you moving forward.
A new CAD rendering of geometric diamond encrusted cocktails rings by Joana Miranda along with an inspiring quote from Benjamin Franklin
CAD rendering of bezel-set emerald cabochon chandelier earrings with pearl drops by Joana Miranda
An organic Trellis Vine platinum and diamond pendant CAD rendering by Joana Miranda
I'm branching out more and more with CAD - computer aided design. My goal is to get as facile with rendering organic shapes using CAD as I am with hand-rendering.
I was inspired to do this CAD rendering during one of my afternoon walks in Central Park this week. Even though the week ended rainy and dark, there were enough sunny days early on to enjoy being outside in NY and in the park. One ginko tree at the periphery of the Sheep Meadow section of the park had just dropped its leaves; the ground underneath the tree was a carpet of fan-shaped leaves reflecting golden in the sun. I stood under that tree for a long time taking in the sun, the color, and savoring a moment of fall that in the Midwest has already passed.
My rendering above still has issues to be solved, but I enjoy the process of CAD and find that it opens up other avenues for creative design.
Sometimes when the exhaustion sets in, the silliness begins. I did this rendering to practice my CAD skills…yet another ladybug, or “Joaninha”, for my collection!
As a student of CAD (computer aided design), I still have a ways to go. But I’m totally fascinated with the program and its possibilities. I am working with the Rhino 4 and TechGems programs. My rendering above is a first foray into working with more organic shapes. I don’t plan this to be my swan song!
This short and fun Youtube CAD video shows a Lamborghini Gallardo from 3d wire-frame construction through to its final rendering…keep in mind that the fun twist at the end is all done with CAD (using Surface Control Points, for those of you interested.)