3D Scanning & Jewellery Development: Frog Sculpture
To 3D scan a tiny ornamental frog sculpture. Subsequently clean up and develop the sculpture into a design which is ready for the jewellery-making process.
3D scanned at our London HQ. The exterior 3D scanned well considering the small size. It was then exported to ZBrush to be cleaned up then improved for 3D printing.
Integrity & Accuracy
It was important for the customer to use the little frog sculpture as the basis of the design - it gave them something tangible as a starting point, so the design process meant only small tweaks to refine the original rather than starting from a sketch or mood board.
3D Design & Cleanup
It is possible to zoom in and create very clean edges and shapes in the 3D software which is a huge benefit with small objects. Alongside this it was necessary to keep some of the spirit and feel of the original sculpture by keeping the slight irregularities in the surface.
The Finished 3D File
We added a little smile to the finished 3D file and rendered in a simple metallic material to give the customer an idea of how it may look.