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Basket Pendant

This tutorial covers how to design a whole basket pendant, and even rendering it, everything using 2Shapes for Rhino. The design resulting from this guide will be composed of a beautiful and delicate bastket pendant that will showcase a sparkling white diamond.

Gems Basket Bail Render and Animation Gumball
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1 Your 2Shapes account
Make sure to be 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 Diamonds
Under the Gems tab, click on the Certified Diamond command
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3 Select a Certified Diamond
Select a Round 0.4ct diamond and click on the + button on its left to add it. If this list is empty, click on Manage Stock icon and add your diamond stock.
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4 Basket Builder
Now, select the Gem, and under the Gems tab, click on the Basket icon. Don't select any preset and click on the Pencil button.
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5 Basket prongs
Under the Prong tab, click on the 3rd Option: 4 Rotated Prongs.
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6 Expansion Panel
Open the Expansion Panel by clicking on it.
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7 Prong Measurements
Change both Diameter and Girdle Diameter to 1.0mm, Bottom Diameter to 0.95mm, the Height to 4.9mm and the Prong Height to 0.5mm.
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8 Change the Base curve profile
Click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 004.
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9 Base Rail Profile’s measurements
Then change its width to 1mm and the height to 0.9mm.
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10 Change the Upper curve profile
On the upper profile, click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 004.
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11 Upper Rail Profile’s measurements
Now change its width to 1mm, the height to 1.3mm and Height under girdle to 1.5mm.
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12 Apply changes
Click on the Confirm changes button on the top-right corner.
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13 Bail Builder
Select the Gem, and under Smart Components, click on the Bail icon. Don't select any preset and click on the Pencil button.
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14 Move the diamond
Select the diamond and the Basket and move it with the Gumball so it matches with the bottom part of the bail.
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15 Change the Upper curve profile
Click on the Profile preview, and in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 005.
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16 Upper Rail Profile’s measurements
Change its width to 4.0mm and the height to 1mm
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17 Change the Bottom curve profile
Click on the bottom profile and then on its Profile preview, in the Asset Selector dialog, select the asset 005.
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18 Bottom Rail Profile’s measurements
Now change its width to 1.3mm, the height to 1mm and the Top Diameter to 3.1mm
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19 Bail tangent's
Change Starting on top to 50%, the Starting on bottom to 50% and the Curve Tension to 50%
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20 Apply changes
Click on the Confirm changes button on the top-right corner.
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21 Rendering
Under the File tab, click on Render and Animation to open Render and Animation Studio.
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22 Applying materials
Drag and drop the materials you want to use, in this tutorial we will use White Gold 18k for bothe the Bail and the Basket.
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23 Raytraced Display Mode
Then, hover your mouse to the right bottom corner in your viewport and click on the Raytraced icon.
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24 Applying Gem Materials
Select the gem, and under Gem Materials click on the Diamond material.
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25 Previewing and Render
Set your favorite point of view and let your computer calculate. As more time you let it calculate, more detailed it will be. When it is right for you, click on the Render button to export.