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Halo Cathedral Ring

This tutorial covers how to design a Halo cathedral ring entirely, and even rendering it, everything using 2Shapes for Rhino. The design resulting from this guide will be composed of a cathedral ring where the round diamond halo will be set.

Gems Cathedral Halo Render and Animation Gumball
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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 Cathedral Ring Builder
Under the Shanks tab, we will use the classic shank command for this tutorial, so click on the Cathedral 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 Set the Finger Size
”Select the United State of America region then select the Finger Size 6 1/2.
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4 Change the curve profile
Let's change the profile this ring, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the 006.
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5 Profile’s measurements
We will also edit some parameters like the Top width to 2.3mm, Top height to 1.9mm, Bottom width to 3.0mm and Bottom height to 1.9mm.
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6 Cathedral Shank's Measurements
Change the parameters like the Width to 6.0mm, the Height to 1.7mm, the Angle to 80º and the Tangent slider to 0.
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7 Bridge's Measurements
Once again, below you will find the parameters for the bridge, change the Width to 1.6mm, the Thickness to 0.8mm and the Diameter to 0mm.
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8 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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9 Diamonds
Under the Gems tab, click on the Certified Diamond from our stock on 2Shapes Cloud.
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10 Select a Certified Diamond
Select a Round 0.36ct diamond and click on the + button to add it. If the list is empty, you can add your diamond stock click on the Manage Stock icon.
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11 Move the diamond
Select the diamond and move it with the Gumball. Double click on Red arrow and type 12.0mm.
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12 Halo Builder
Under Gems tab, click on the Halo 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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13 Gem’s measurements
Click on Gem tab and set some parameters like the Gem Size to 1.3mm, the Minimum distance to 0.1mm, the Vertical to 0mm, the Bright cut to 0.1, the Inner height to 0.6 and the Inner width to 1.2 .
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14 Prong’s measurements
In Prong Settings, you can define the quantity of metal that you want inside the gem, set the Gem inside to 0.15mm and the Prong Height to 0.7mm.
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15 Drills
If you want to add drill holes on your design, you can enable them on this section. Select the Round Shape and set the Width and height to 0.9mm.
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16 Main Gem Prongs
Click on Main Gem Prongs tab. We will change some parameters in this area.
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17 Main Gem Prongs's Measurements
We will change the prong positions. Under the Prong tab, click on the 3rd Option: 4 Rotated Prongs, and the Gem inside to 0.5mm.
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18 Metal's measurements
Click on the Metal tab. Change the Width to 2.4mm, the Height to 1.5mm, the Distance to gem to 0.1mm, the Z position to 0 and the Rotation to 10º.
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19 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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20 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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21 Applying materials
Drag and drop the materials you want to use, in this tutorial we will use White Gold 18k.
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22 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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23 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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24 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 the Render button to export.