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Sketching Concepts vs. Modeling Concepts
Often times instead of sketches for industrial design work, I'll just speed model the concept, and render everything in plaster. I might do this in 3ds Max for the trial 'throwaway' run, where I practice building the surface and identify the problem areas, and develop the concept further. This gives the client the option to 3d print (SLA) any of the concepts for ergonomics or aesthetics testing. Not that I'm against sketching, but this moves the process forward faster. Seen below is an array of tests as described above.