001

Solitarie Ring

This tutorial covers how to design a Solitaire ring entirely, and even rendering it, everything using 2Shapes for Rhino. The design resulting from this guide will be composed of a classic tapered ring with an strangle finish in which the solitaire basket will be set.

Classic Diamond Basket Render and Animation Gumball
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
1 Your 2Shapes account
Make sure you have logged in your 2Shapes account, if you are not logged in, a grey icon should appear on the top-right corner. To log in, click on the Login icon. You can create your free account at app.2shapes.com,
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
2 Classic Ring Builder
Under the Shanks tab, we will use the classic shank command for this tutorial, so click on the Classic icon. Most of the 2Shapes commands include presets organized on two groups: Standard (designs created by 2Shapes) and Your Organization’s (the ones you and your team have created). In this case, we will edit clicking on the Pencil button.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
3 Change the curve profile
Let's change the profile this ring, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 014.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
4 Profile’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the width to 1.5mm and height to 2.0mm.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
5 Active the bottom curve profile
Click on the Bottom Profile tab and active it click on the Switch.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
6 Change the bottom curve profile
Let's change the profile this ring, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 014.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
7 Bottom Profile’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the width to 2.5mm and height to 2.0mm.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
8 Active the external Curve
Click on the External Profile tab and active it click on the Switch.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
9 Change the external curve profile
Let's change the profile this ring, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 006.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
10 External Profile’s measurements
We will modify the Top parameter to 4.0mm. We will set to 2.0mm the Middle and Bottom parameters.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
11 Advanced Settings
Next, on the lower part, you will find the Advanced area, with the Gems and Finishing parameters.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
12 Pinch
Click on Finishing tab and select Pinch, you will get a narrowed part on the top section.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
13 Pinch Parameters
Change the Opening to 4.7mm, BaseX to 1.8mm, BaseY to 1.3mm and BaseZ to 1.1mm.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
14 Apply changes
After making these modifications, it's an excellent time to apply the changes. Click on the Accept button on the top-right corner.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
15 Diamonds
Under Gems tab, click on the Certified Diamond from our stock on 2Shapes Cloud.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
16 Select a Certified Diamond
Select a Round 0.37ct diamond and click on + button to add it. If the list is empty, you can add your diamond stock click on Manage Stock icon.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
17 Move the diamond
Select the diamond and move it near the top section of your ring.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
18 Basket Builder
Under Gems tab, click on the Basket icon. Most of the 2Shapes commands include presets organized on two groups: Standard (designs created by 2Shapes) and Your Organization’s (the ones you and your team have created). In this case, we will edit clicking on the Pencil button.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
19 Prongs Setting
We will change the prong positions. Under the Prong tab, click on the 3rd Option: 4 Rotated Prongs.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
20 Prongs’s measurements
Change the Top Diameter, Middle Diameter and Bottom Diameter to 1.0 mm. Also change the Bottom width by Gem to 15%.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
21 Change the Base Rail curve profile
You can change the shape of the Upper and Base Rail. Click on Rails tab. Let's change the Base Rail Profile curve, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 004.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
22 Base Rail’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the width to 1.0mm and height to 1.0mm. Also, increase the Rail inside prong to 50%.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
23 Change the Upper Rail curve profile
Let's change the Upper Rail Profile curve. Scroll down and click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 004.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
24 Upper Rail’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the width to 0.8mm, height to 1.0mm and Height under girdle to 1.2mm. Also, increase the Rail inside prong to 80%.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
25 Apply changes
After making these modifications, it's an excellent time to apply the changes. Click on the Accept button on the top-right corner.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
26 Rendering
Let's create a beautiful photo to share with our customers. Under the File tab, click Render and Animation to open Render and Animation Studio.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
27 Applying materials
Drag and drop the materials you want to use, in this tutorial we will use White Gold 18k.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
28 Raytraced Display Mode
Let's change the display mode to Raytraced. Move the cursor to the right bottom corner in the viewport and click on the Raytraced icon.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
29 Applying Gem Materials
Also, we can apply the materials selecting the object before. Select the gems, and under the Gem Materials, click on the Diamond material.
Download image plugin rhino 2Shapes
30 Previewing and Render
Set your favorite point of view and let your computer calculate. As more time, more detailed it will be. When it is right for you, click on Render button to export.