The Making Of. Series 02 - Cadmo Floor Lamp by Artemide
The image above shows the interior shot in 3 different states (wireframe, raw render, and post production result). I used 3Dsmax, Vray, and Photoshop.
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Cadmo by Artemide
I’ve liked this designer floor lamp ever since I saw it on an design magazine. The body is all aluminum with a stainless steel base; it has 2 light sources, one incandescent and one halogen.
Once again I had to pause for a while to think on how to model this lamp. It’s basically cylindrical in shape. At the bottom is a perfect circle, which is squeezed as it goes up, and then gracefully connects at the top, which is another perfect circle when viewed from above.
At first I tried modelling a cylinder and molding it into the proper shape using deform modifiers, but soon I realized that wasn’t going to work.
In the end, I used a rectangle spline, used the bend modifier to get the cylinder shape, and fiddled around with a 4x4 Free Form Deform modifier. And then I traced the side profile of the lamp using a JPG photo, made it into a geometry to subtract from the previous shape using ProBoolean.
That process had the desired effect almost immediately. The only thing I did further was to apply some Shell modifiers for thickness and to model the base and the cord. Then made the materials, added IES lights, and rendered. It was a pretty good exercise!
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From the concept sketches, I had to think for a bit on how to model this lounge chair. The main mass tapers from the bottom to the top and from the front to the back; the interior is a reverse bevel with filleted corners; the upper (white) texture curves because it’s a tensioned textile.
After a while I realized I could model it using section splines. I made the splines in Autocad, imported them to Max, used the Cross Section modifier plus the Surface modifier, and boom. The tapering I did with free form deform mod. The seams are just renderable splines with a noise modifier.
Quite easy once you begin to figure it out.