Render vs reality... And the importance of realistic designs. As there was no time to build a physical prototype of the award and the time lines were very tight, we utilised our #fusion360 experience to help deliver our presentation and pre planning, Including utilising the Web preview function for the client. This enabled them to navigate the 3D model on their Web browser, which is where the importance of the scale coke can comes in. Its been nearly 5 years since @fuseps changed my life with @adskfusion360 and I have never looked back.
I operate on a designed for manufacture principle, designing within the bounds of available materials and the equipment physically on hand.
I also look at it even during the concept phase with a project management hat on. Searching out material availability and looking for problems such as long lead time materials. This stops me presenting ideas that the client loves, but cannot be delivered. Nothing could be worse than having to explain that what you have designed and presented cannot be made. So I never go there! Happy customers recommend you to their peers.
All in all, from sign-off we had 7 physical Days to source materials and produce these. And pre designing every component in Fusion 360 allows us to design it in such a way that it all came together like a puzzle. All major components were cnc machined, to allow them to have a seamless exterior, yet register the parts perfectly. Marrying acrylic, corian and richlite together in a way that also helped to eliminate things like glue squeeze out and create mechanical locks rather than purely relying on adhesive bond.
The best part about designing in 3D is being able to properly visually communicate your ideas to other team members. I have flappy hand syndrome... Which basically means I'm overly descriptive with my hands when explaining.. Often my brain is running faster than my hands... Lol.. #lasercutlondon #design #designer #award #awards #london #textures #render #reality #rendervsreality #brits #theo2 #richlite #corian #perspex #directtosurfaceprinting #bespoke #projectmanagement #create #vision #creator #cnc #laser #development #smallbusiness