Text Ring Mini Series #2 Jewelry CAD Design Tutorial in Rhino 6 (2018)


In this text ring jewelry CAD tutorial
mini series number two, I’m going to show you two things, number one, how to design
a script text that is suitable for metal casting. Number two how to flow the
design into a ring bang. Let’s get started! To work with this kind of style, you will
need to find a text font is really flows. So let’s take a look on what I have.
Let’s go to the top view, I’m sorry front view, and then we want to make a ring
shank that said the radius for 8, which is 16 millimeters in diameter. Then we
can go type the command “length” and that will tell us is 50.265 (mm), so I’m
going to make 55.265, enter, so the length over here is equal the
circumference okay. So let’s go to the top view, and let’s go to the text. The font
that I am using is a Edwardian Script ITC that’s the font that I download, and make sure
it’s bold. Keep in mind that we want to have curve instead of solid. We don’t
want to group it you can change the space if you want to. but I only
have two letters, that doesn’t matter. so that’s click okay, so now we have this
one. The reason we want to do the curve is because we need to edit. You can see
that the curve is kind of fall into itself, and if you create
extruded solid from here, then you will have a problem with it. so let me go
ahead and delete some of the points so that way they will be a continue one
single line. The same thing happened right here, so let me go ahead to delete
this one as well. Once we delete it, we want to see if this any part is overlapping.
As you can see some of these end is coming into the body itself.
so what we like to do is I would like to explode this one, and
have that maybe draw a curve like this. and using this curve to trim this one and
this one. Okay so that way we don’t have you know… this is connected, and then next
things I wanted to do is I want to pick up the control point on the both (lines) and
move it inside of it and then you can kind of tweak it a little bit if you
feel like that is too stiff, but you can or you can make it thicker or something
like that. and then we want to go ahead and use that to trim everything else so now
is a closed curve, let’s go ahead to join this guy here we also need to enlarge
the look at specific on those point. Sometime those point well cause the
problem. Usually what I like to do is make them a little bit rounder, so that’s
one of the way to delete the control point, or you can kind of give it a fillet
there. Alright so we want to go ahead to join the other one there. Alright so
creating the thickness of the border, I’m going to do is to pick up my curve, and
then I’m going to the curve tool then you have this one it’s called “offset”
Depends on how fat that you want them to be here is setting up for 0.4.
I’m just gonna type in 0.5 and giving a little bit more surface there.
Okay and also at the same time, I kinda need to re-orient the area that I want.
Maybe I want them to touching a little bit better, so at this one I’m going to
offset as well the same distance, so I get something like that. So let me kind of
move them a little bit. Kind of find a best position for them. If that look good
to you,that’s great. Than we gonna stay with it.
At the same time we want to compare the entire text and how much does it takes
for the rest of the ring shank, so that means my ring shank might be a little
bit too short, so I’m gonna scale it down just a little bit so you kind of need to
look at the proportion, and see which one worked the best.
Okay so now we have this. I’m going to have this one and this one as our border.
If we really like that, then I’m going to trim this guy over here, so then there
will become one single line that’s go ahead to join them. Okay so this is our
border. This is inside of where it’s going to cut it out. I also will like to
suggest to give a little bit radius even like really small like 0.1 there
to somewhere like this spot, because you try to keep all the sharp corner away, so
you can avoid a lot of casting issues, so if anything is I too sharp over there,
you kind of want to giving a little bit radius there. It will not affect the look
of the text, but it will giving you much better casting result, and trust me the
little things like this, it may not look like a lot of difference, but it does, you
know, giving a lot of benefit for casting Alright so you can go ahead and spend
more time to make it nice and round and as you can see. It doesn’t show too much
from the on the overall effect on the text. Alright, so first things I would like to do is the outer edges. So let’s take a look on
the perspective. In the perspective, I would like to have this one going up
like two millimeter for example. It’s pretty thick band, but it is a ring band I
actually want to make sure they are sturdy and solid. So let’s go
ahead and extrude it up for 2mm. Okay so now I have this, I’m going
to have all the interior that I have there that I’m going to cut it out so
we’ll be the outer text of this guy, and this guy,
they are going to be cutting inside, so I’m going to have it extruded surface, go
to the solid-extruded planer curve- straight, and I want them to go one mini-
meter. Alright so it’s a sitting inside of it but that’s moving those two part.
so this extrusion and this extrusion. that’s going to move it up one more
millimeter then we’re gonna use the bowling difference, we are going to boolean different this outer one out of this inside one. So you kind of see what
happened over there. Okay so now what we need to do. I think this one inside need
to be extruded, because you need to be cut out as well, so let’s go ahead to
extruded this straight for one millimeter, and then again we want to
move in this up with the Gumball for one millimeter, then again we want a boolean
difference this out of this one, okay so now they look like something there. We
are missing some part in the middle which is this part and this part so
that’s go ahead to solid- extrude planner -straight, and then we want to do us
two millimeter. Alright so now we have the center part is done. Let’s go ahead
to boolean all of them. okay now to do the ring shank, it’s coming together on
the bottom, and it’s kind of cross really nice on the half of the
shank. What we need to do is we need to make sure the beginning and
the end is combine together really well. so what I like to do is I’m going to use
the line from the midpoint and snapping into the endpoint, and I do want to have
about 1.5 millimeter on each side, so I’m gonna do the same thing here
and 1.5 mm on each side there. Okay so what I mean is this
point right there will connect to that point. That means if we have those two
points with the same profile supposedly they should meet it really well together.
Alright so let’s take a look. I’m going to do something really simple. Let’s go
with the rectangle, and we want to snapping into the endpoint, but let’s
take a look on the right. I’m going to type it 1.5 times 1.5, so that give me a
square over there, and then let’s just go ahead to copy this one from the endpoint
to this endpoint, the same way from end point to this endpoint, so that kind of
give us an idea when they coming together. We kind of flow it back, It
should touch where on the bottom, okay That’s the idea. Now we need to know how
we are going to flow this guy, so I’m gonna go to the top view, and then we are
going to snapping into… go back here. I’m going to snapping into the
endpoint. Okay and then you can be creative for what you like to do with
this but I’m going to do something like this
here. Okay and the other one, I’m going to go and then like this, and they will
cross and you will end it anywhere in between here. okay don’t worry about it
snapping into somewhere because it will be, and we will flatten it back
to the construction plane just in a minute. So let’s go ahead to do this one
coming cross coming here and it’s gonna end
somewhere here. And we’re gonna have a very last one. It’s gonna go again to the
end point, and then that’s going here and then we’re gonna end this
somewhere here, okay and again we need to make sure that the line is very straight,
so you can see now at the front view, they are not on the construction plane
so let’s go ahead to pick up this one, this one, this one, and this one, and on
the top view, we want to use the comments called “project” to C plane, and we want
to delete the original one, because we no longer need that. Okay so now
I have something like this, okay the next step that we are going to do is I gonna
pick up this square, and actually you can have it to any type of the cross-section,
but I’m happen just use a square because it’s easy for you to see, so I’m just
gonna copy that one to the end point here, to the end point here, and
also very last one end point right there. Okay so with this one I want to make
sure that when they’re coming here, it’s not like having a little bit sticking
out. So I’m going to rotate this guy so that was like fitting into inside really
well, and then we’re gonna have something like this, and let’s go ahead to moving
that part as well over there. and then this part over here. Maybe it’s coming a
little bit too much, so kind of hiding there, so it’s easier for me to do the
boolean. alright so now we have this Let’s do a test. We can also do is turn
on a Record History, and let’s go to surface- sweep one. This is the rail, this
is cross section, and the other one is right there. cross section and then make
sure that they are all align, facing the same direction for the arrow.
Then we have the first one is done now let’s do the second one again, record the
history, we go from recorded history and then we’ll go to the surface- sweep one,
and this is the rail this is the cross-section and this is the
cross-section, and then we have the second one go this way okay. Now let’s go
to the third one and doing the same thing so I’m going to fast forward here
a little bit so you won’t feel like… now we have this we just need to make
sure that is what we want. So I’m going to move the center part aligned
with one of this on the bottom, so that way I can see if the form coming out
to the text or something like that. now since we have a record history and
if we don’t like the position right there, we can just move it to somewhere
else, so it’s easier for you to edit later on okay so now I’m going to cap
all this guy so they become solid. It will tell you that you break the history.
That’s okay, because we no longer need to change it and then let’s go ahead to
boolean unit to the center as well so now we have this system and we are ready
to flow it back to the ring. Make sure one thing is… let’s take
a look on the front view, make sure that the line that we have you need to be
aligned to the bottom of the text and that’s set it up to the zero, okay. so
let’s take a look on that. Everything look good. Let’s turn on the perspective,
alright so the very final step is we’re gonna go to a transform-
we’re gonna go flow a long curve, and we’re gonna pick up the object and then
pick up the base curve, and they all come in here to pick up the curve on the ring
so now you see it’s coming like that, and the reason they come in like that is
because the that’s where the seam is. I’m just gonna simply just turn it like this.
Alright so you can kind of see we have this ring, and I have a very beautiful
flow text, and it’s coming to the boolean together. I hope you enjoy the video. This
is our mini-series number two. there are two more coming up. Stay tuned. Please
like and share my video, so I’m able to share
more free video on this channel. Thank you for watching. I will see you next
Monday.

27 Replies to “Text Ring Mini Series #2 Jewelry CAD Design Tutorial in Rhino 6 (2018)”

  1. Thank you PJ. youre amazing .please make videos about : how to make some money from design jewelry +workeflows process. Tanks again

  2. Pj老師好 我想問 如何可以點線圖時好像片中 會同時顯示控制點 我只識f10 謝謝老師 用心製作片段

  3. Hello dear PJ, I am very happy your teaching is heartfelt thanks your praiseworthy vocation, I would like to ask you what source you could use to design name rings, which is already done thanks to another colleague who graciously made a videotutorial, teaching how to do it …. receive a warm hug and a greeting from Spain …

  4. Hi I can't do the Boolean difference. i don't have a surface under the letter like you show in the video. What I am doing wrong?

  5. PJ Chen, Hi…In the end of work I have a litle problem – when i tryTransform ->flow along curve I selected PJ and enter, after I select circle ring (for flow along a curve) and put enter, but in my rhino showed another option – show Base Curve – select near one end (I put enter ans in command show -> star of line (I click in star horizontal figure pj ring) -> Enter ->end of line (I click in end horizontal figure pj ring)->enter – the text is created and transformed straight and gets all deformed…Can you help-me – In your example no showed start…end …and all these anothers options when use transform flow along curve. Thnks

  6. Good day miss PJ Cheng..would you please help me how to make a college ring?any logo of school as u prefer to do..once again thank u for your video tutorial

  7. The fonts in your Ring Mini Series did not come with my version of Rhino6 for windows. Are they available somewhere?

  8. thanks a lot what you are doing.Let me ask you,I followed easily but the last tool ;( flow along a curve tool,take abject and curve at the same time?hit enter and then take a curve of the ring?or???please reply for me. thanks

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