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Modeling and Rendering Floppy Materials

Postby jon_winebrenner » October 5th, 2017, 4:38 pm

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Hi All:

I'm working on a silicone product that is floppy like a swimming cap. I've modeled it in its raw for (think like a 1/2 sphere).

I'd like to bring it into Keyshot and have it look like it would look lying on the table opposed to a rigid plastic part.

Any thoughts on a solution for this that saves me from remodeling in it's relaxed state? I'd also like to avoid buying 3DS or some other rendering package for thousands of dollars as this is a one off issue....or one that only seems to pop up once every year or two.

Re: Modeling and Rendering Floppy Materials

Postby Mrog » October 5th, 2017, 4:58 pm


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Download Blender and do this tutorial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEpsN1-W-Qw

Then export your object with a very high density and bring it to Blender and have fun experimenting :D

Re: Modeling and Rendering Floppy Materials

Postby Dan Lewis » October 5th, 2017, 7:30 pm

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jon_winebrenner wrote:Hi All:

I'm working on a silicone product that is floppy like a swimming cap. I've modeled it in its raw for (think like a 1/2 sphere).

I'd like to bring it into Keyshot and have it look like it would look lying on the table opposed to a rigid plastic part.

Any thoughts on a solution for this that saves me from remodeling in it's relaxed state? I'd also like to avoid buying 3DS or some other rendering package for thousands of dollars as this is a one off issue....or one that only seems to pop up once every year or two.


You can now rent 3DS by the month.

Re: Modeling and Rendering Floppy Materials

Postby KenoLeon » October 5th, 2017, 9:23 pm

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Marvelous designer could work, you would have to make a pattern first, then simulate the floppiness and export as a mesh,there's a free trial.
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Re: Modeling and Rendering Floppy Materials

Postby cadjunkie » November 4th, 2017, 10:07 pm


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As pointed out this can be done with Blender but you will have to dive in heavily with regards to the new interface, UI....etc. One alternative is Modo which does have a dynamic system in it and can definitely render WAY better than Keyshot any day of the week.


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