Twisted Horn Ring Design

I have always fascinated by the pipe instrument, how that intricate pipe structure design pushing the pressure of the air to finally form a tone to be use by the hand of the artist who already had that piece of music in his or her head.

So I set out, wanting to capture that ascent of the instrument in my new ring design. My initial thought was to have it twisted around the finger like a snake body but, with an open mouth of a horn design. So I came up with this version of the ring.

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 1
Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 1

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 2
Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 2

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Twisted Horn initial stage perspective 3

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At this stage everything was looking fine till I realize that this design did not fully adhered to my initial thought, I was carried away with this new form experiment. However I think this particular version is not so bad, modern, clean line and very well controls flow. I might use this for one of my future design, but for now I’ll focus on the Twisted Horn.

What happen next I looked into conventional musical instrument design for some elements where I use for the ring; there were flute, trumpet and French horn. All were very beautiful but the details just simply overwhelming.  So I started with this form.

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Twisted Horn 2nd stage.
Twisted Horn 2nd stage.

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I agree how bare this look, however it fits my idea. I changed the square profile to that conventional round profile to have that more widely acceptable idea about a musical horn design. Next I look more closely for those small details to make it fun and interesting.

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Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 1
Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 1

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Twisted Horn 3rd stage perspective 2

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By now, I realize all details work, but there were some problems that I didn’t like. The rim of the opening horn is not consistent; the horn itself does have that slight uneven slab inside the rim that might cause polishing problem in production. After a few tweaks to the model, I arrive at my finally design.

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Twisted Horn ring design perspective 1.
Twisted Horn ring design perspective 1.

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Diamond Frame Final Video

The thing is that I felt it can be better.

Diamond Frame Final Video from ivan low on Vimeo.

However I was trying to press my computer to work harder and at the end of the calculation I realize I need 20 days to achieve my original vision of the video.

I think must be that CAD file export to be render as mesh result in that heavy load rendering in the software.

Here I put in the company logo and begin with a title from the start. All is good for now. I’m sure there are room for improvement.

I suppose the best way to go about it is remodel my ring in sub-D program and and arrive at much smooth, much faster result.

Diamond Frame First Rendering

First shot of Diamond Frame

Diamond Frame close up shot
Diamond Frame close up shot

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Diamond Frame Iteration 2
Diamond Frame Iteration 2
Diamond Frame sketch1
Diamond Frame sketch1

I woke up early this morning and made some changes to the ring profile and chamfer a few edges at the center element. Diamond Frame ring is finally ready for production. Here is the first shot of the perspective. An animation video is on the way to help buyer visualize.

Resonance Edge Ring Design

Second design piece in 2015.

My initial idea was to create a ring with large uneven panels on the face of it to catch the light and shadow.

 
So I started a square frame and created a large grid to help me find the pace with my surface element. Quickly I realize it all started to look like a maze.

 
However, I don’t want the sophistication of a maze, but rather tempting to use the grid for more uniform elements and, the idea of wave form comes into the picture.

Resonance Edge will be available for purchase at the end of June. Please check back and drop me your thoughts on this article.

Diamond Frame Iteration 2

Diamond Frame Iteration 2

 

Here I build on from my previous form to find the diamond shape. This is far from completion, however I’m happy with the center piece development, I’ll continue to work on it tomorrow. I plan to give the outer ring profile a slight slant when view from the front of the ring and add more complex cross details. I’m very curious of the result.

Diamond Frame Work In Progress

The Making of Diamond Frame

Not long ago I saw some diamond rings in a fashion magazine. I was inspired by its form and now I’m working to make a ring using metal material to come up with structure that retain the glory of a diamond stone. I wish to accomplish something that will capture the geometry of a diamond. Here is the first shot I got on my concept. Drop me a comment on the subject. Thanks.

 

The Design Of Horror

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 The Design of Horror

It has been awhile since my last post and new product update. I’m all too busy to pickup new skill on subdivision modeling. Very soon I’ll be able to show you my new works. For now, I had decided to work on ring design. An area I had been exploring since the end of last year.

I must say it was not easy to begin when I set down many times wonder what would I design for my first ring, only to finally arrived at Horror. My imagination must have been incidental, the ongoing search of some random images flashing at the back of my mind. Must have been caffeine or restless night, that ignites by my continuous stare at the blank paper before Friday 13 and Hannibal pops into my head.

Both movies contain some split guts, face-munched-deteriorating scene even for a butcher might find it hard to swallow his dinner. After the violent reside, only the mask used by these two movies remain as a horror icon. I’m captivated by it; the mystery that hides behind those eye sockets suggests volume of horror to be revealed.

So I design the Mask without the eye socket, to leave space for individual interpretation. At the final phrase, I introduce studs around the edge of the face to act as a sturdy enforcement and 3 dimensional effects. I hope you like it. The ring will be available for sale at the end of May, complete with metal case that goes really well with the design. Come check back at my online store.

 

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