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Channel Ring

This tutorial covers how to design a Channel ring entirely, and even rendering it, everything using 2Shapes for Rhino. The design resulting from this guide will be a classic ring with diamonds set on a channel in its upper section with drills in the interior of the shank.

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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,
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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.
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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 008.
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4 Profile’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the width to 3.0mm and height to 2.5mm.
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5 Add gems
You will find the Gems parameters in Advanced sections. Activate Gems by clicking on the switch on the top-left corner of this section.
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6 Gem size
Under the Gems section, in the Gem size parameter set 1.8mm and change Minimum Distance between gems to 0.05mm.
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7 Gems vertical position
Next, change the Vertical position of the gems to -0.3mm to hidden the gem above the metal.
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8 Channel
Next, set Inner width walls of the channel to 1.5mm. We will make this ring without prongs, so remove the Bright Cut to 0mm, it will make the channel walls straight.
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9 Drills
You will find another exciting option below. Drills will allow you to add holes below gems, so select the Round option and set both measurements to 0.9mm.
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10 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.
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11 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.
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12 Applying materials
Drag and drop the materials you want to use, in this tutorial we will use White Gold 18k.
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13 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.
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14 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.
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15 Background
Under the Ground tab you can also change the floor texture. Click on Wood American Arm.
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16 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.