Industrial designer Eric Strebel has already shown us some great techniques for building foamcore models, but this set of tricks takes the cake. Here he builds a model of a Bluetooth speaker, the design of which calls for both conical surfaces and compound curves, and reveals some clever techniques that come from decades of experience.
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One particularly neat trick is that he constructs the frame of the model to be adjustable, so that he can play with the proportions in physical 3D to fine-tune them. He also shows you how by thinking ahead a couple of steps, you can create very accurate patterns using paper and can then transfer them to the foamcore.
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In case you missed the earlier vids:
- FoamCore Basics: Modeling Tips & Tricks for Designers, Part 1
- FoamCore Basics, Modeling Tips & Tricks for Designers, Part 2: Making Clean, Curved Shapes
- Brilliant Method for Forming Compound Surfaces with FoamCore